Ninety percent of the Dumerso coffee community in Yirgacheffe – Sidamo, Ethiopia relies on coffee as their main source of income. Coffee production accounts for approximately 5% of the world coffee market.
Ethiopia ranks as the 5th largest coffee producer in the world.
With approximately 15 million people involved in the coffee production process. The potential for coffee to create positive social change is significant.
I interview Beti Berhanu Manager at Dumerso Coffee about her coffee journey and the impact coffee has on the community she works with.
How did you become involved in the Dumerso coffee community?
“I went to school in Yirgacheffe and it is a forty minute walk from Dumerso. For as long as I can remember, my family has been involved in the coffee business. I bought the Dumerso site at the end of June 2010 from the government, who acquired it from a private owner (Since the farm was established in 1998 it was not operational). While my brother, Surafel Beerhanu and I have been working together to run it, helping each other in every way that we can; from 2013 I have come to run it by myself.”