This easy-going Yirgacheffe coffee comes to us from the Konga Cooperative, located within the Yirgacheffe district in the south of Ethiopia. Konga joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmer’s Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in the year the union was formed, 2002. Since then, it’s grown to a membership of over 1500 coffee farmers. The coffee is grown organically and certified Fair Trade.
Yirgacheffe falls within the greater Gedeo region, which receives its name from the local ethnic majority. The area shares a border to the north with the much larger Sidama zone. Within Gedeo, Yirgacheffe is recognized for its high degree of importance to Ethiopia’s coffee production. It’s especially notable that the town of Yirgacheffe was an early adopter of the fully washed method of processing coffee, where the coffee seed is mechanically depulped and then dried on raised beds.