Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G2 Harfusa Coop (200g)
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom
Altitude: 1900-2300 masl
Roast: City to City+
Tasting Notes: Vibrantly floral, passion fruit and citrus. Light bodied.
The Harfusa cooperative, established in 1975, has 843 members and is part of the Yirgacheffe Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU). The union was organized in 2002 in an effort to establish stability amidst fluxuating coffee prices. Recognized under the national labor union, it represents 43,794 farmers over 6 districts including Yirgacheffe, Gedeb, Wanago, Dilla Zuria, Bule, and Kochere.
Cooperatives like Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) 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 to bring back the classic Yirgacheffe profile that was obscured for some years.