Hirut Birhanu, a coffee industry veteran with an astounding two decades of experience in production, processing and trading, is the driving force behind our thriving washing station at Dumerso. Her unparalleled expertise and unwavering passion have played a pivotal role in the resounding success of our operations.
In 2010, Hirut seized the opportunity to acquire a site at Dumerso that had been established in 1998, but had remained inactive. With her determination and hard work, she transformed the site into a fully functional washed coffee processing facility. Since its inception in 2013, our washing station has been thriving, employing over 400 workers during the harvest season. It is worth noting that 95% of our workforce comprises talented and dedicated women.
Our washing station is supplied by a community lot consisting of more than 330 smallholder farmers. This strong network of farmers ensures a steady supply of high quality coffee cherries.
At Dumerso, we take pride in offering both washed and natural coffee varieties. However, it is the specialty and experimental preparation methods that truly set us apart.