Banko Gothigi Ethiopia
Most producers in Ethiopia are smallholders and the majority continue to cultivate coffee using traditional methods.
As a result, most coffee is grown without chemical fertilizer or pesticide use.
Coffee is almost entirely cultivated, harvested and dried using manual systems.
For this lot the farmers selectively handpick cherry and deliver it to Banko Gothigi washing station.
At the station, employees hand sort incoming cherry to remove any under or over ripes or damaged cherry.
All accepted cherry is then laid to dry in thin layers on raised beds for approximately 21 days.
The station has 89 drying beds and each bed is marked with a code that makes it simple to keep track of traceability and processing status.