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Origin Information

Grower
Hafursa Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1900 – 2300 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full Natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE 3 ORGANIC NATURAL HAFURSA GRAINPRO is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Hafursa Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Hafursa Cooperative was established in 1975 and currently has approximately 955 members who produce their coffee on plots of less than 1.5 hectares that are shaded, and intercropped with banana and other nitrogen fixing crops. In 2002, 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.