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