Idido washing station is located at 1,960 to 2,090 meters above sea level in Yirgacheffe. Farmers deliver cherry grown in the surrounding area.
The distinct wet and dry seasons create prime conditions for coffee processing.
Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional. Yirgacheffe farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.
In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also organic-by-default. Farmers in Yirgacheffe typically use very few—if any—fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually by the immediate family.
To capitalize on the magnificent climate, that station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherry. Training focuses on procedures for harvesting and transporting cherry
Most farmers in the region farm on fewer than 5 hectares (many counting their coffee farms in terms of trees rather than area)