Origin Information

Grower
Hama Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1600 – 2500 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE ORGANIC HAMA is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Hama Cooperative located in the Kochere district within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Hama Cooperative currently has 1,500 members. 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 45,000 members.