1,700-1,800 metres above sea level
Gelana Abaya sits between Lake Abaya on the west and the town of Yirgacheffe on the East and produces some of the best naturals in Yirgacheffe.
Most producers interlace their coffee with other crops such as maize, beans & sugar cane. Though they are not certified, they practise organic farming, using no chemicals on their plots. They recycle discarded coffee cherry as compost.
Commonly in Yirga Cheffe, the coffee is covered during the peak of the day (11am-3pm). In Gelana Abaya the coffee gets an extended open period in the evening, as late as 11pm. These practises, and the local climate, allow the coffee to be dried carefully for 15-21 days.