This washed processed coffee is sourced from the family owned farms organized around the Banko Gotiti Cooperative in the southern district of Gedeb, Ethiopia. The washing station is a cooperative, and a member of the umbrella Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union (YCFCU). Banko Gotiti split from the larger Worka Cooperative in 2012, forming independently as a small organization with just around 300 members. Cooperatives like Worka and Banko Gotiti benefit from the strong organizational structure of their umbrella union organizations and are exempt from going through the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange (ECX). This allows coffee buyers to pay premiums to farmers belonging to the union for better cherry selection at the washing station level.