Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union Ltd.
Representing over 46,094 farmers, Yirgacheffe coffee farmer’s cooperative union is established in June 2002. Its 28-member cooperative are located
in Gedeo Zone in Southern Ethiopia, one of the most prominent coffee growing regions in the country & the only source of Yirgacheffe coffee. The 62,004 hectares dedicated to garden coffee produce on average around 20,000 metric tons of Yirgacheffe washed and sun-dried coffee per year.
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Why would you choose us?
Yiragacheffe Cooperatives union is traceable and NOT a briefcase company. We are honest and transparent. When all this is pulled together, definitely there is non out there that can compare to us.
Coffee and Culture.
Coffee holds a special place in the Ethiopian culture. It totally differs from other coffee producing countries which simply take it for a cash crop. With us, the biggest portion of the crop does not.
Why our Coffee is Unique.
Ethiopian Coffee is among the world’s most unusual, offering a range of flavors from wine tastes to fruit flavors. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is soft, with floral tones and is one of the best choices for iced coffee.
what we do
Grow, Process and Export Yirgacheffe Coffee
Yirgacheffe Coffee, growing 1600 to 2,400 meters above sea level in fertile loamy soil, is the world’s finest highland grown Ethiopia Arabica coffee. Most members own 0.65 to together with other crops such as false banana which is used for food and other crops and trees. This renders the entire production system as garden production system. Garden coffee is a coffee grown under shade in vicinity of farmers’ homes.
what we offer
New Crops for 2022-2023 Market
Yirgacheffe Union producing new crops for 2022 market. Be the first to buy!
Natural – Sun Dried
Naturally processed beans have a heavy fruit and wine flavor. They may have hints of cherry, grape, lime, and peach. Their natural process gives them an earthy taste. If beans aren’t dried correctly, they develop a sour taste and become too brittle to roast. Yirgacheffe union provides sun dried coffee based on their need.
Instead of being picked and dried immediately, wet processing requires thorough washing. Once they are clean, the beans sit on rotating beds for 48 to 72 hours. This dries the entire bean evenly. Wet processing removes the traditional fermented yirgacheffe flavors and creates a lighter bodied coffee bean with citrus and floral notes.
Medium Roasts are most commonly used for Yirgacheffe coffee beans. This enhances its sweet aromas and bright acidity. Yirgacheffe beans are small and need to be roasted delicately. Yirgacheffe union provides Light, Medium and Dark roasted coffee for both local and international market.
Organic by tradition, Sustainable by choice
Yirgacheffe coffee is a coffee produced without the aid of artificial chemical substances, such as certain additives or some pesticides and herbicides. The coffee farm’s fertilizer uses 100% organic.
This coffee is produced with the indigenous knowledge of Gedeo people farming practices of agroforestry which is on the verge to be registered as world heritage under UNESCO.
The coffee is produced and processed by small holder farmers engaged in the production of 100 % pure Arabica organic and Fairtrade certified.
With sustainable and environmental friendly production and processing system.
We are certified
Organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance
Our Products | Washed, Natural and Roasted
While most of our Yirgacheffe coffees are washed, we also have some outstanding Yirgacheffe naturals to offer. We follow best practices in both processing methods and make sure all our producers have the required skills and information.
Yirgacheffe washed Grade 1
Yirgacheffe Washed Grade 2
Yirgacheffe Unwashed Grade 1
Yirgacheffe Unwashed Grade 3