There are approximately 650 farmers contributing to the Aricha woreda washing stations, with each farmer having approximately 2 hectares of trees each. The local area receives on average 1800-2000 mm rainfall per year, with 8 months of the year being rainy and 3-4 months dry. The temperature ranges from 20C-23C, the combination of the cool mountain temperatures combined with the rich fertile soil helps create perfect conditions for coffee production.
The mix of native heirloom varieties and the Ethiopian sun dried processing gives this coffee the classic Yirgacheffe profile with its bold florals and brimming with juicy berries.
The ripe cherries are delivered to mill, where they are then graded and placed onto raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2-3 hours in the first few days, to avoid over-fermentation and mould growth. 4-6 weeks later, depending on weather and temperature, the beans are de-hulled. The beans are then transported to Addis in parchment, and then milled prior to shipping.
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