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Origin Information

Grower
255 farmers within the Halo Bariti Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1600 – 2300 meters
Soil
Deep red clay
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

Halo Bariti is one of the newest cooperatives in Ethiopia, having been in existence only since 2012. The members all used to be a part of the larger Worka Cooperative, located on the opposite catchment area. This zone is extraordinarily remote and undeveloped, meaning most farmers have more land under their control than farther north in Sidama, Yirgacheffe, or Kochere. The Worka zone in general is the highest altitude cultivation area in the entire country of Ethiopia, resulting in some stunningly unique cup profiles.