Region: Nensebo, West Arsi
Washing station: Hallo Fuafuate
Processing: Fully washed
Altitude: 2032 masl
The Hallo Fuafate Washing Station is located in Worka, a village close to the Hallo hamlet. The washing station is located 2032 masl, and the name Hallo Fuafate comes from the name of the hamlet, and the local waterfall nearby. Fuafate means falls.
The Washing Station has been operation since 2010, and they buy cherries from farmers in the area. Last year the washing station sold 10 containers of green coffee, this year it will be only six.
The cherries are depulped within eight hours of arrival, then they undergo 72 hours of wet fermentation. They spend 24 hours on the first drying bed with a net base that allows the water to drain, then they are moved to raised beds where they dry for six to ten days. They are covered with plastic overnight, and sometimes during the day if the weather is too hot.
ABOUT the Nensebo Woreda
Located in Oromia, about 400 Km south of Addis Ababa, the Nensebo woreda is home to a collection of smallholder farmers totaling 5,000 hectares of coffee. The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and producers cultivate a range of heirloom coffee varieties, including wild varietals originating from the neighboring forests.
Nensebo is a new coffee growing area, categorized as Sidama D at the ECX coffee map.