The Gerbota washing Station is located in the Gedio zone of Yirgacheffe. Gerbota has 10 fermentation tanks with more than 89 drying beds. Red cherries are picked and freshly sorted before pulping. Over-ripe and under-ripe beans are handpicked and separated before processing. Coffees are pulped and allowed to ferment naturally. The coffee is washed with clean running water, then soaked in clean water and then dried for approx. 18 days to retain about 11.5% of moisture. Then stored in the warehouse onsite and then transported for further processing to Addis.