Kurume is one of the regional landraces identified in the Yirgacheffe area.
The Aricha Mulecha Mugida washing station has twelve standardized fermentation tanks and follows international procedures for coffee fermentation and washing. The facility uses fresh, running water for washing and other processing purposes. Their staff regularly measures the pH and TDS levels of the water. Aricha has more than 280 raised drying beds, each with its own code to control and track the processing status of each lot. Washed coffee is fermented for 36-48 hours and dried for 18 days.
Aricha washing station is run by Tracon Trading, who offers this note about coffee from Ethiopia: “Coffee is the most important commodity of our country, and the utmost attention is given to the coffee export business. Our modern processing line includes the latest color sorting technology, which enables us to produce coffee of the highest quality and ensure consistency. A high degree of processing flexibility also allows us to prepare coffee to customer specification.