Established in 1999, the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union has quickly become the largest Fair Trade coffee producer in Ethiopia. The OCFCU was formed when 23,691 members of 35 small cooperatives came together with the goal of exporting their coffee directly to the specialty market. All six of..
Our Ethiopian Harrar “Queen City” brand has been developed in partnership with our supplier of Harrar coffee, Abdirashid Abdullahi, of Nine Brothers; he is actually the nephew of Mohamed Abdullah Ogsadey, of the famed “MAO Horse” brand. The key feature here is the initial grades of coffee that go in..
This Fair Trade Yirgacheffe comes from the Banko Dhadhato Cooperative named after village in which it is located. It was established in 2012 and currently has 177 members, all producing different coffees in the region. Banko Dhadato is a member of the YCFCU, or Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers’ Cooperativ..
The WORKA Cooperative was established in 2005 and joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) the same year. There are 305 member farmers who cultivate coffee on 762 hectares in the WORKA cooperative, which is located in Gedeb within the Gedeo Zone. YCFCU currently has 24 member ..
A dry processed coffee, where the fruit dries around the beans, originating in the south-central mountains south of Addis Abada. Hands down our best natural Ethiopian this year. It displayed the highly sought berry notes that can come from this region and process. The Grade 3 distinction means the c..
The Ndaro-ini Factory was built in 1984 by a group of producers in Karatina who were tired of traveling long distances to deliver their cherries. For this reason, they named the factory, “Ndaro-ini,” meaning “place of rest” in Kikuyu.The cup has good acidity, great body, and tasting notes of lemon/l..
Mimba Estate, located in Mbozi, Mbeya in Southwest Tanzania, was established in 1995. Initially the estate was planted with about 100 hectares of Bourbon and some Kent varietals. Over the past three decades it has expanded production to cover the full 160 hectares of the farm and employs over 150 me..
Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano on the border between Uganda and Kenya. Mount Elgon's peak of 4321 metres (called Wagagai), is located entirely within Uganda borders. Bluesky Estate coffee is grown on the slopes of Mount Elgon and is known for low acidity and sweetness with a medium body. It'..