Organic Ethiopia Konga
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Organic and Fair Trade.
This easy-going Yirgacheffe coffee comes to us from the Konga Cooperative, located within the Yirgacheffe district in the south of Ethiopia. Konga joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmer’s Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in the year the union was formed, 2002. Since then, it’s grown to a membership of over 1500 coffee farmers. The coffee is grown organically and certified Fair Trade.
Yirgacheffe falls within the greater Gedeo region, which receives its name from the local ethnic majority. The area shares a border to the north with the much larger Sidama zone. Within Gedeo, Yirgacheffe is recognized for its high degree of importance to Ethiopia’s coffee production. It’s especially notable that the town of Yirgacheffe was an early adopter of the fully washed method of processing coffee, where the coffee seed is mechanically depulped and then dried on raised beds.
This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Konga Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Konga Cooperative currently has 1,556 members. In 2002, the cooperative 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.
ORIGIN // Ethiopia
REGION // Yirgacheffe District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region
TASTE // Floral, Lemon, Melon, Honey, Lavender
PROCESS // Fully washed and dried on raised beds
VARIETAL // Heirloom Varieties
GROWING ALTITUDE // 1750-2300 masl
HARVEST PERIOD // October - December