The Haru washing station is located in the Haru kebele – which is part of the Yirgacheffe woreda, Gedeo zone. Although the station produces washed coffees, it is also capable of processing tasty naturals.
In the surrounding area, smallholders harvest cherries from the Kurume, Dega, and Wolisho varietals. Incoming cherries are sorted by hand to separate the less dense cherries. Then, the best cherries are taken to the raised beds to dry in the sun.
At the Hare washing station, you will find 80 drying beds that can hold the incoming harvest. Each bed has its own code; by using the number the people at the Haru site can control and track the processing status more accurately. The drying period varies from 18 to 21 days. When dried properly, the husk is removed from the coffee cherry during milling and transported for final processing.