Country:Ethiopia
Region:Jimmah
Farm Size:Avg of 3.7 acres per farm
Number of Farmers:206 member farmers, 41 female
Altitude:6,200 - 6,900 ft.
Varietals:Local Landraces
Harvest:November- December 2017
Rainfall:Approximately 60 inches annually
Soil:Deep red clay & volcanic loam.
Production Method:Demucilaged
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$21.00

12 ounce

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Country:Ethiopia
Region:Jimmah
Farm Size:Avg of 3.7 acres per farm
Number of Farmers:206 member farmers, 41 female
Altitude:6,200 - 6,900 ft.
Varietals:Local Landraces
Harvest:November- December 2017
Rainfall:Approximately 60 inches annually
Soil:Deep red clay & volcanic loam.
Production Method:Demucilaged
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Bird Friendly Certified
Now roasting the 2017 crop! First roast June 4th

This is an exceptional lot! Yukro is a small farmer cooperative, established in 2010 in a zone that was, until then, strictly commercial quality. Members harvest coffee from the forest around them (this is the birthplace of Coffea Arabica) and from plantings. They carefully soak the ripe beans, after processing, to extract the maximum clarity of flavor.

Yukro members harvest coffee from the forest and from plantings.

TechnoServe, an NGO, is working directly with the Yukro Cooperative and other cooperatives in the region as a coordinator between agronomists and managers, as well as a business adviser to help the cooperatives manage their debts, re-invest in quality improvements at the mills, and verify distribution of income to all members. The achievements of the Ethiopian farmer communities with the assistance of TechnoServe seem monumental to me. From producers of run-of-mill commercial coffee of little worth they have catapulted to being the highest quality producers in Ethiopia, in my opinion.

$21.00

12 ounce

   BAG(S)