Origin Information

Grower
Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Variety
Indigenous heirloom
Region
Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1550 – 2200 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 Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU), an umbrella organization established 1999 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. OCFCU supports 360 cooperatives with more than 332,393 farmer-members, accounting for sixty-five percent of Ethiopia’s total coffee production. Premiums from coffee exports are returned directly to farmers, and also fund organic farming programs, mill equipment purchases, and food security programs. OCFCU has established a central cupping lab to support quality control and a members’ bank that provides pre-harvest financing.