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Origin Information

Grower
Hafursa Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,900 – 2,300 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried in raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Hafursa Cooperative located in southern district of Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. The Hafursa Cooperative was established in 1975 and currently has approximately 893 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 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 35,000 members.