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Origin Information

Grower
Alemayehu Alako
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1800 – 1900 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA GEDEB 1 ORGANIC NATURAL ALEMAYEHU ALAKO GRAINPRO is produced by Alemyehu Alako and processed as a separate lot at the Worka Cooperative where Alemyehu Alako is a member. The Worka cooperative is located in the southern district of Gedeb, 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 35,000 members.