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White Flowers, Pear, Jasmine
Producer: Israel Defga
Region: Kerrecha, Guji
This is another coffee that comes from Israel Defga, it's from privately owned communal wetmill in Kerrecha – Mokanisa. They are collecting and buying cherries from various smallholders. Israel is putting a lot of time and effort in to increased quality and better preparation on he’s washing stations.
On average farmers are having a farm size of less than 1 hectares. Most coffees are organic by default. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees pr hectar, and 1 tree is typically producing cherries equal to less than 100 - 200 grams of green coffee.
Whole ripe cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go into production. They are pulped by a disk pulper and graded in the pulper by density: The parchment is then fermented under water for about 48 hours, depending on the weather conditions. After which graded in the washing channels by water flow that separates the coffee by density. Its then soaked 6 hrs in fresh, clean water before it’s moved to the drying tables.