~Whole Bean Coffee~ Tasting Notes: Huckleberry, Cherry, Herbal, Dark Chocolate Grower: Banko Dhadhato Cooperative Variety: Indigenous Heriloom Cultivars Region: Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, & Peoples’ Region Process: Handpicked, Full Natural, & Dried on Raised Beds Altitude: 1,750 to 2,300 m Soil: Vertisol Grower Certifications: Fair Trade
The Yirgacheffe region in southern Ethiopia is well known for its high-quality coffee. This offering is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Banko Dhadhato Cooperative located in the village of Banko Dhadhato within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Banko Dhadhato Cooperative currently has 177 members. In 2010, 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.