Origin Information

Grower
Banko Dhadhato Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,650-2,500 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Banko Dhadhato Cooperative located in the village of Banko Dhadhato in the southern district of Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. The Banko Dhadhato Cooperative was established in 2012 and currently has 177 members. In 2012, the cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia. There are twenty-six other cooperatives affiliated with the YCFCU totaling more than 45,000 members.