Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, has more than 1.2 million coffee growers and approximately 15 million households dependent on coffee for their livelihoods. Coffee accounts for more than half of Ethiopias export earnings. OCFCU (Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union) is the largest Fair Trade coffee producer in Ethiopia. Oromia was founded in 1999 when 23,691 members of 35 small Ethiopian cooperatives came together with the goal of exporting their coffee directly to the specialty market. Oromias Highland Coffees are grown by indigenous farmers of the southwestern rainforest of Ethiopia. Oromia sells its coffee to Fair Trade markets in the United States and Europe.
Format: Whole bean green / unroasted coffee, 1lb (454g)
Cup Characteristics: Medium body, tart acidity, floral aroma
Certifications: Cafe Femenino, Fair Trade Certified, Organic, Bird-Friendly, Forest-Grown
Varieties: Yirgacheffe, Heirloom
Elevation: 1,500 - 2,000 m
Processing: Wet processing and sun drying