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Origin Information

Grower
Mormora Coffee Plantation PLC | Coffee producers organized around Mormora Coffee Plantation PLC
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Chekata, Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – January
Altitude
1900 – 2000 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA GUJI 1 ORGANIC NATURAL MORMORA SAWANA GRAINPRO is sourced from the Mormora Coffee Plantation PLC, which is operated by Wodesa Yachisi. Mormora was established in 2000 and started to export in 2010. Mormora is a 250-acre farm and also purchases coffee from family-owned farms located near the Mormora Coffee Plantation. Mormora collaborates with the local elementary school and has helped with the construction of two local roads. During the harvest, coffee producers and workers at the farm deliver their ripe cherries to the washing station where the cherries are sorted an immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to less than 12 percent. Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to be milled and prepared for export. Wodesa and his team control processing, from drying up to the final export stage.