Washing Station Kerchanshe
Producer Various local landholders
Region Kercha, Guji, Oromia
Altitude 1900-2300 MASL
Varietal Various local types
This standout Ethiopian coffee is grown near the town of Kercha in Guji, Oromia. Kerchanshe washing station was established in 2006 by the wonderfully community-minded Israel Degfa, a long-time Rumble collaborator. Israel employees 24 permanent and 304 casual staff during peak harvest.
Guji coffee has been turning heads in recent years, and it’s for good reason. Many privately owned washing stations like Israel’s have sprung up in an area of Ethiopia that has traditionally processed coffee using a natural or dry method. The quality of these natural coffees is outstanding, one reason for which is the area’s proximity to world-famous Yirgacheffe.
Ethiopia is home to an incredible and often surprisingly challenging landscape where a distance of 100km can mean a 10-hour drive. Guji is an administrative zone of the Oromia region of the country, which gained political definition in 2002. Coffee production is the main source of income for many people living in this beautiful part of the world.
FOB price: AUD/kg $10.50
C-market price: $3.2
Fair Trade minimum: $4.53
2.3x higher than the Fair Trade minimum.
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