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Origin Information

Grower
Bekele Dukale
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1800 – 2200 meters
Soil
Luvisols
Process
Dried in the cherry on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA GEDEB 1 ORGANIC NATURAL BEKELE DUKALE GRAINPRO is produced by Bekele Dukale and processed as a separate lot at the Worka Cooperative where Bekele Dukale is a member. The Worka cooperative is located in the southern district of Gedeb in the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. Bekele Dukale 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.