Aricha is one of the washing stations in Yirgacheffe that supply Mebrahtu Aynalem’s exporting business, Boledu Industrial. The station and dry mill were founded by Boledu in partnership with Abyote Ageze and local farmers. A natural coffee processing site in Aricha was built in order to be used by the smallholders living in the region . Roughly 1500 growers use the facility and there are 220 raised African beds for coffee drying.
Farming is conducted at 1950-2150 masl
This process takes a much longer time than washed processing, Time varies depending on humidity, temperature and amount of sunlight. Cherries are dried on African raised beds for proper airflow and the coffee itself must be frequently turned. When the desired moisture content is achieved (14 to 21 days depending on the weather), the dried cherries are milled and stored.
District: Yirgacheffe, Aricha
Process: Natural / Sundried
Cup Profile: Strawberry , Chamomile Blossom, Lemon tart, Medium to Heavy Body, Juicy Citric Acidity.