Ethiopia Guji Shakiso
Shakiso is a washing station in Derikidame, Hambela, West Guji. 650 farmers deliver cherry to the washing station. The soil type is fertile, red brown.
For the natural process: the cherries are dried in the sun on so called „African drying beds“for approx. 18-21 days. In the daytime he cherries need to be raked permanently in order to ensure consistent drying process. In the day time , it will be coved from 1 to 3pm in order to protect hot sun, as well as, when the night comes the beds are carefully covered to protect it from rain fall.