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Yirgacheffe : Gedeo, Southern Ethiopia
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Yirgacheffe : Gedeo, Southern Ethiopia

Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of Arabica coffee. This incredible coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Worka Cooperative located in the southern district of Gedeb, Ethiopia. It encompasses the highest altitude of coffee cultivation area in the entire country of Ethiopia, resulting in a stunningly complex and dynamic flavor profile.

The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), is 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 cooperatives affiliated with the YCFCU totaling nearly 45,000 members in the districts of Yirgacheffe, Gedeb, Wonango, Dilla Zuria, Bule, and Kochere. To grow a sustainable coffee community, the YCFCU has invested in school construction, electrification projects in remote areas, and road and bridge improvement projects.

The 62,004 hectares of coffee farms produce an annual average 9,000 tons of Yirgacheffe, 3,000 tons of Sidamo washed coffee and 24,000 tons of sun-dried coffee. We are excited to continue working with YCFCU to bring you some beautiful Ethiopian Coffees!

Farmer Facts

  • Origin: Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
  • Region: Gedeo, Southern Ethiopia
  • Altitude: 2,000+ meters
  • Processing: Washed, dried in raised beds
  • Varietal: Indigenous Heirloom Arabica