ROUND ISLAND // Ethiopia - Washed
There are around 850 smallholder farmers who tender cherry to the Gigesa Washing Station in Shakisso, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The average farm size is 2.5 hectares, with corn, grains, and bananas typically growing alongside the coffee. The wet mill uses clean river water to process its washed coffee.
Aside from its near-legendary status as the "birthplace" of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavor and character that exists among microregions.