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Farmers: Idido co-op/washing station

OriginRego, Yirgacheffe

Altitude: ~1900-2100m

Process: Dry 24hr Anaerobic process

Varietal: Kurume, Deega

Notes: Chardonnay, purple Jolly Rancher


We chose this coffee because it was right on the limit of over fermentation & surprised us as an espresso! We spend a ton of time hand picking through the batches for poorly processed beans because sorting the past couple years has been less than stellar & we don't have a sorter. Call it a labor of love. Although it's lightly roasted and brews up well on batch brew, you can still, as usual, wait a few weeks and start to pull shots with it. Very cool washing station, very cool coffee.


Idido is a private washing station situated just North of the town of Yirgachefe in Centra-Southern Ethiopia, Gedeo region. The washing station is located at 1,960 to 2,090 meters above sea level and farmers deliver cherry grown in the surrounding area. The distinct wet and dry seasons create prime conditions for coffee processing.

Farmers selectively handpick cherry and deliver it to the washing station station. At intake, employees visually inspect cherry and accept only fully ripe cherry for anaerobic fermentation. Selected cherry is tightly packed in GrainPro bags and sealed shut. Cherry ferments anaerobically (without oxygen) for 18 to 24 hours.

After fermentation, cherry is carefully removed from bags and laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Workers turn cherry frequently to promote even drying. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for cherry to dry.

Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional. Yirgacheffe farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.

In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also organic-by-default. Farmers in Yirgacheffe typically use very few — if any — fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually by the immediate family.

To capitalize on the magnificent climate, that station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherry. Training focuses on procedures for harvesting and transporting cherry.