Altitude: 6600 ft
Variety: Heirloom, Cultivar
Processing Method: Natural
Aroma: sweet berry, floral
Taste: blueberry, strawberry, lavender
Finish: crisp, clean
OCFCU (Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union) , the largest Fair Trade producer in Ethiopia, was founded in 1999 when small co-ops came together with the goal of exporting their coffee directly to the specialty market. The members are dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and social justice in their community. Woman hold prominent positions throughout the organization. Member co-ops have constructed 15 schools and 42 additional classrooms with the Fair Trade premium and 4 new schools are underway.
OCFCU has funded construction and operation of 4 local health clinics and has established 56 clean water supply stations for coffee growing communities.
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.
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