Gedeb Gotiti Washing Station

Located just south of Yirgacheffe, Administratively, Gedeb is in Gedeo Zone, but when it comes to coffee, climate and soil don’t always cooperate with political borders. This coffee is called “Yirgacheffe” because, profile-wise, coffees grown in this area are siblings to those grown in Yirgacheffe, the Gedeb area is quickly developing its own reputation for stellar quality. 

The majority of coffees grown in Gedeb are which are often also called Ethiopian heirloom. Gedeb district is home to thousands of coffee farming families producing some of the most incredible coffees in the world. Most farmers in the region farm on fewer than 5 hectares (many counting their coffee farms in terms of trees rather than area).

Cultivation methods remain traditional. Coffee is grown as part of an integrated ‘coffee garden’, and intercropped with other food crops.  In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also organic-by-default.

Washing station location and other Characteristics:

Wash Station: Gedeb Gotiti washing station

Origin: Gedeb Region of Yirgacheffe

Arabica Variety: Heirloom

Process: Fully Washed and Natural

Drying method: Raised Beds

Altitude: 1800 – 2000 masl

Washing station Size: Less than 2 Hectares