Origin Information

Grower
Worka Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1,650- 2,700 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Worka Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.  The Worka Cooperative currently has 411 members.  In 2005, 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.