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Origin Information

Grower
Worka Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1750 – 2400 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade

Background Details

Ethiopia FT Yirgacheffe 3 Natural Worka GrainPro is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Worka Cooperative located in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia. The Worka Cooperative was established in 2005 and currently has approximately 305 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.