Origin Information

Grower
Bekele Kurse
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,750 – 2,300 meters
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

This coffee is produced by Bekele Kurse and processed as a separate lot at the Worka Cooperative where Bekele Kurse is a member. The Worka cooperative is located in the southern district of Gedeb in the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.  The cooperative was established in 2005 and has approximately 310 members. In 2005, the cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established 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.