Ethiopia Dumerso, Light Roast, Organic - Special Release
Cupping notes: Cascara/Simple Syrup/Graham Cracker
Grower: Smallholder farmers delivering to Dumerso washing station
Variety: JARC varieties, Local Landraces
Region: Yirgacheffe, Dumerso
Altitude: 1960+ meters
Process: Full natural and dried on raised beds
At Dumerso washing station, St. Georges Church members deliver their coffee to the ministrations of owner Hirut Berhanu. Careful processing ensures this Natural lot displays the beloved characteristics of the Yirgacheffe region and is juicy with tropical fruit, berries or floral notes.
Smallholder farmers belonging to St. Georges Church cultivate local landraces and JARC varieties at the towering altitudes of 1,960+ meters above sea level in Dumerso, Yirgacheffe. They deliver their coffee to Dumerso washing station to be traceably processed with the utmost care. In this region, coffee accounts for over 90% of total income for local families, making it vital that farmers receive fair prices and coffee is carefully processed to add value.
Hirut Berhanu has over 20 years of experience in coffee production. She acquired Dumerso washing station in 2010. The station has been built in 1998 but hadn’t operated in years. Hirut reopened Dumerso in 2013 and has been producing value-added coffees ever since.
Farmers selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and deliver it to Dumerso washing station. At intake, cherry is inspected and laid on raised beds to dry. Workers rake cherry frequently to ensure even drying. They also cover cherry during the hottest part of the day and overnight, to prevent condensation. It takes approximately 14 to 21 days for cherry to dry.