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Origin Information

Grower
Banko Gotiti Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1600-2300 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE 3 FTO NATURAL BANKO GOTITI LOT 2 GRAINPRO is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Banko Gotiti Cooperative located in the village of Banko Gotiti in the southern district of Gedeb, Ethiopia. The cooperative was established in 2012 as a separate entity from the larger Worka Cooperative, and currently has approximately 300 members. In 2005, Worka joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 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.