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Origin Information

Grower
Worka Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1750 – 2300 masl
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Worka Cooperative.  The Worka cooperative is located in the southern district of Gedeb whithin the Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia.  The cooperative was established in 2005 and 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.