The Halo Beriti washing station is located in the Yirgacheffe Kebele and covers an area of just 0.55 hectares of land. Founded in 2010, Halo Beriti is owned and operated by Abeyot Ageze. A smallholder farmer himself, Abeyot is a descendant of Gedeo coffee growers. For generations, Abeyot’s family has made a living off the rich Yirgacheffe soil, growing a variety of crops, but namely coffee. On his small farm, which is next to the Halo Beriti washing station, Abeyot grows coffee, potatoes, enset, and cereal crops. Specifically, Abeyot grows Dega and Wolisho coffee varieties, as well as a couple of cultivars from the Jimma Agricultural Research Center, simply designated as 74110 and 74158. Abeyot and some 520 smallholder farmers contribute their coffee cherries to Halo Beriti for processing. The majority of these smallholders grow crops on areas smaller than one hectare. Most of the cherries brought to Halo Beriti are either washed or natural processed coffees. We’re tremendously excited to offer this flavorful espresso from Halo Beriti.