Halo Beriti Espresso
REGION: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
FARM: About 750 smallholder farmers delivering to Halo Beriti washing station
VARIETY: Heirloom Ethiopian Variety
TASTING NOTES Fanta, mandarin, earl grey
Halo Beriti Washing Station was established in 2014 and serves 750 smallholder producers, who deliver their coffee in cherry form.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.