In the heart of the Yirgacheffe Kebele, you will find Halo Beriti. A new washing and drying station managed by Abeyot Ageze. Abeyot is a born and bred Gedeo coffee grower.
Like most coffee growers in his neighborhood, Abeyot grows Dega, Wolisho varieties, plus two Jimma Agricultural Research Center bred cultivars, 74110 and 74158. His small coffee farm lies next to the washing and drying station. Because besides farming coffee, he is the operational manager at the site.
The Halo Beriti washing and drying station collects cherries from 520 neighboring smallholders. The average grower plots are no larger than a hectare, and they sit at heights ranging between 1900 and 2150 m.a.s.l. On these plots or production gardens, farmers grow avocado, enset, soya beans, and sugar cane besides their coffee trees. Polyculture is the norm in these highlands.
Region Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Altitude 1900 - 2150 MASL
Process Traditional Washed
Varietal Wolisho, Dega