Ethiopian Dumerso Surafel Birhanu

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 2 Dumerso Surafel Birhanu GrainPro is sourced from
family owned farms organized around the Dumerso coffee mill located in the
town of Dumerso near the town of Yirgacheffe within the Gedeo Zone,
Southern Nations,Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.
The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous
to this area. The Dumerso mill is owned andoperated by Surafel Birhanu
and his family.
During the harvest Surafel employs 400people from the community to help.
The Dumerso mill receives ripe cherries from750 small coffee farmers.
The cherries are sorted, depulped and then the beans
covered in mucilage are fermented for 36 to 48 hours and then washed.
The wetbeans in parchment are placed on raised drying beds in thin layers
and turned every2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process.
Depending on weather,the beans are dried for 10 to 12 days until the
moisture in the coffee beans isreduced to 11.5 percent.
Then the beans are transported to Addis Ababa, the capital
of Ethiopia, to be milled and bagged prior to export.

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