Farmers: Various Smallholder Farmers
Elevation: 1750 – 2100 M
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
This coffee was grown by members of the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU). Established in 2001, the SCFCU is a secondary co-operative, meaning SCFCU oversees nearly 50 primary co-operatives in the Sidama region and represents more than 70,000 farmers. The contributing members raise mostly heirloom Ethiopian varieties on small plots of land near their homes, each farmer averaging between 1,000–1,800 trees per hectare. Farmers will harvest ripe cherry from September through December, and sell sorted cherry to cooperative washing stations for processing. Coffee is combined by quality and sold as blended lots by SCFCU.