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Origin Information

Grower
Worka Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1650- 2700 masl
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Eco Pulped, soaked underwater overnight, and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Worka Cooperative located in the Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Worka Cooperative was established in 2005 and currently has approximately 300 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.