Ethiopia – Natural Yirgacheffe – Grade 1 -Gersi B18666
The Testi Adorsi washing station is located in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia and was built in 2000. It serves around 500 smallholder farmers in the area, who deliver their ripe cherry to the Gersi collection point for processing at this washing station. The coffee here is dried on raised beds for 15–18 days.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.
For more information about coffee production in Ethiopia, visit our Ethiopia page.