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SPECIAL WASHED BONA COMMUNITY
The Bona Zuria district is located in the Sidamo region of the country. It borders the Oromia region to the south, Hula to the west, Bursa to the northwest, Arbegona to the north, and Bensa to the east. This coffee is made up of coffee from 600 out grower farmers from Bona Zuria.
The farmers own and farm between 3 and 8 hectares of land each. The farmers have worked in the coffee industry for over a decade. The varietals they grow have been selected over the years and consist of JARC and grown under shade.
They handpick the coffee cherries before they inspect and ultimately deliver them to the Ayele Tulu Washing Station to being processed. Usually, the farmers produce their cherries by horse or donkey. The washing station itself is situated at 2,190 masl, making it one of the highest altitude washing stations in Ethiopia. It was officially founded in 2014 by Mr. Ayele Tulu, working in the coffee industry for more than two decades.
- Picking method: Manually by local farmers (+600 farmers)
- Processing method: Fully washed
- Drying method: dried on African beds in direct sunlight and shade.
Beans are covered when the sun is too bright. Drying between 10-15 days
- Screening & sorting methods: Manually
After picking the coffee cherries from the coffee trees, the fruit flesh is removed from the coffee bean before the beans are dried. After de-pulping, the beans are put in a water tank where the fermentation process will remove the remainder of the fruit flesh.
The length of fermentation is for form 10 to 15 days.
The coffees are allowed to dry up to a moisture content between 10- 12% on Raised African Beds.
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