Origin Information

Grower
Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU)
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Sidama Zone, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1,700 – 2,060 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU), an umbrella organization established 2001 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives throughout the Sidama region.  SCFCU supports forty-six cooperatives with more than 80,000 farmer-members by providing access to financing, capacity building opportunities, and education for children.  SCFCU also has established relationships with the international coffee markets, which facilitate greater earning capacity for farmers.