Gera washing station is located at 1,860 to 1,990 meters above sea level in Jimma. Geisha variety was discovered in Ethiopia, so the fertile red soils, high altitudes and distinct wet and dry seasons of Jimma are the cultivation conditions where this variety evolved to flourish.
Limu Gr. 1
1,860 to 1,990 meters above sea level
Farmers delivering to Gera station
<5 hectares on average
Low elevations: October - December | High Elevations: November - January
Farming methods in Jimma remain largely traditional. Most farmers in the region farm on fewer than 5 hectares (many counting their coffee farms in terms of trees rather than area). Cultivation methods are traditional for the most part, with coffee being grown as part of an integrated ‘coffee garden,’ intercropped with other food crops.
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