Sidama Keramo - Ethiopia
Located within the famous Sidama coffee-producing region of Ethiopia, the Keramo Station works directly with smallholder producers to mill coffee for export. The owner of the mill, Asefa Dukamo, was introduced to coffee at a young age as his parents werecultivating coffee and other garden crops. In his teens, he began to supply neighboring coffee washing stations with cherries purchased from nearby relatives and villagers in addition to his own family’s farm. He realized that there were not many washing stations nearby, and he had to travel great distances to deliver his coffee. Thus began the idea to construct his own washing station to reduce the travel time for coffee producers in his region. As well as coffee, producers in the region will plant other crops such as sugarcane, a variety of fruits and“Inset”; a common indigenous plant that can be prepared as food in different forms. Income from coffee is important, but minimal for most farmers due to the small size of their farms. As such, inputs are minimal - most coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified due to high certification costs, as farmers simply don't have the money to apply chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
Fully washed & sun dried on raised beds
2260 - 2360 meters above sea level
3 - 5 Business days
Peach, earl grey tea, apricot