Drying on African beds starts about 4-6hours per day under a shade net.
Average drying temperature 34c ( Cherries temperature )
Total drying time about 19-21 Dyas.
Finishing drying when moister content is around 11.5%
Drying temperature: 19 DAYS
Relative Humidity: 40--55%
Altitude: 2000 – 2100 masl
Temperature: 25 C – 35 C
Total number Trees: 2500 per ha
Varietal: Unknown indigenous variety and local improved varieties 74110 and 74112.
Other Plants: Avocado, Banana, Mango, Papaya,
Transparent sheet cost after farming. Weight lost 80% ( 100kg finished processed we need to buy about 500kg ) Cherries cost per kg on average 50cents harvest 2021 we paid about 50% over the market price for our cherries. Between 0.75-1 USD depending on the cherries’ qualities. The operation, transport packaging, warehousing, and labor cost is about a per kg at washing station 0.70 USD per kg Season workers at the washing stations: 2.5-3.5 USD per day. Pickers paid on daily basis 3 USD per day average picker comes with 80-100kg per day.
Our Cost: $5.35 LB / $11.79 Kilo
After Roasted Cost 15% Weight Loss: $6.15 LB / $13.56 Kilo
Bags Bought 7 x 70 kg
Within The Cup
I was born in Ethiopia in 1967 but grew up in Sweden. Over time and coffee, I’ve made it my business to connect the best of both worlds. People, places, and stories from here and there have shaped my ways.
After several years of sourcing coffee, I started my own company in 2018. Seife’s is a gateway for premium coffee from Ethiopia to the rest of the world. It carries my name, and with that comes responsibility. But more importantly, it’s about how and why we do what we do.
I believe in a greater premium. That is a greater reward for farmers, distributors, roasters, and consumers. Ethical trade, not aid, is the way forward.
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