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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha

Aricha is the name of the washing station where this coffee is processed. Edido is the village, or kebele, where this coffee is grown and processed, in a region of Yirgacheffe. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town.
The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep.
One of the unique aspects of Ethiopia’s coffee production is that domestic consumption is very high, because the beverage has such a significant role in the daily lives of Ethiopians. About half of the country’s 6.5-million-bag annual production is consumed at home, with roughly 3.5 million bags exported.
The majority of Ethiopia’s farmers are smallholders and sustenance farmers, with less than 1 hectare of land apiece. In many cases it is almost more accurate to describe the harvests as “garden coffee,” as the trees do sometimes grow in more of a garden or forest environment than what we imagine fields of farmland to look like. There are some large privately owned estates, as well as co-operative society comprising a mix of small and more mid-size farms, but the average producer here grows relatively very little for commercial sale.

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