Privately owned communal wetmill in Chelelectu – Kochere by Mergia Assefa. They are collecting and buying cherries from various smallholders. Kochere is one of the woredas in the Gedeo zone, in Coffee known as Yirgacheffe. Kochere is bordered on the east by Gedeb, on the southwest by the Oromia Region, and on the north by Yirgacheffe. Towns in Kochere include Fishagenet and Chelelectu.
About 650 smallholder farmers delivering tiny amounts of cherries daily to the wet miller.
On average farmers are having a farm size of less than 1 hectares. Most coffees are organic by default. Organic compost is common, pruning less common. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees per hectar, and 1 tree is typically producing cherries equal to less than 100 - 200 grams of green coffee.
We roast and ship the coffees on wednesdays.