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Origin Information

Grower
Zelelu Ararso
Variety
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Region
Wenago District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1700 – 2000 meters
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE 1 ORGANIC ZELELU ARARSO GRAINPRO is produced by Zelelu Ararso and processed as a separate lot at the Addis Katema Cooperative where Zelelu Ararso is a member. The Addis Katema Cooperative is located in the district of Wenago in the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. Zelelu Ararso is part of the single producer project developed jointly between the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) and Royal Coffee. The project was initiated in 2012 with a handful of ‘Model’ producers from cooperatives organized under the YCFCU umbrella who have been willing to work with a rigorous set of processing standards, regular farm visits from the Royal team, and higher cup qualifications. In exchange, producers earn higher quality premiums based on the sale of their individual lots. The popularity of the single producer project has led to increased participation and an opportunity to showcase more coffee from the growing numbers of small and talented producers who continue to work in the cooperative system.