ET-40-201912 Past harvest

Yirgacheffe Aramo Washed - Yirgacheffe Gr 2

  • $7.7162 USD / kg FOB FairTrade
  • $7.7162 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $7.9367 USD / kg FOB Organic
  • $8.3776 USD / kg FOB FairTrade + Organic
Kudhume, Welisho, Dego
Process type
Fully washed
Altitude range
1800m - 2200m
Harvest period
December, 2019 - December, 2019
Seller's cupping score (SCA)
86.5 points
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Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Produced & offered by Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
  • Ethiopia
  • Cooperative
  • FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic
  • 43 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 26 Roaster relationships
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Created in 2002, YCFCU is a Union of 28 primary co-operatives split into 43 washing stations with over 38,000 farmers supporting over 300,000 family members. These are all part of the Gedeo people, who produce some of the most prized Ethiopian coffees with natural techniques. It is part of our culture to preserve our environment. To do so we combine our traditional ways with specialized agronomist advice. YCFCU works as a marketing body for the primary co-ops facilitating loans for cherry collection and redistributing profit to its members. The union also invests in the community building a school in Dila and bridges to link isolated areas. All the co-operatives are located in the Gedeo Zone, in the southern part of Ethiopia. This region is famous for coffee growing in the country, with 62,000 hectares of gardens that are dedicated to coffee alone. On average, Gedeo produces 15,500 tons of Yirgacheffe grade each year.

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Cupped: January, 2020
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Co-operative's name: Aramo (after one of the multiple kebeles it represents) Location: In the junction of 3 kebeles (Gerbota, Buduqisa and Banko Okoto) and next to the Aramo river, Yirgacheffe District, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR national region Foundation year: 1976 (joined YCFCU in 2002) Number of sites: 2, one dedicated to washed coffee and the other, to naturals Manager: Daniel Mariam Members: 3877 smallholders, of which 1300 are women Seasonal staff: 185 Collection by January 2020: 103.000 kg (washed) and 38.000 kg (natural) of red cherry Rainy season: March to September with a dry month in May. The rains are short in March (inducing flowering) and heavy from July to September. In 2019, the area experienced heavy rains also for the whole of November, delaying harvest. Andualem Shiferaw, deputy manager of YCFCU, says all coffees produced by Aramo are Yirgacheffe grade 1 due to the co-operative's experience and well-trained workers in charge of depulping.  Older than many local co-operatives, Aramo's quality control manager has been with the team for 12 years, same as the machine operator. Aramo was one of the kebeles affected by the frost in Gedeo in 2017. All the damaged coffee trees have been stumped, making this their first new production year. Despite this season's heavy rains, Daniel Mariam states that the quality of production hasn't been affected due to the dense vegetation cover.  Due to the small size of the farms in this densely populated district, coffee is the only viable cash crop. Farms are usually in the 3rd generation. The community functions as a base support network. All members join a system called ecub, which consists of group savings. Every week or month they will contribute equal amounts to the ecub fund, which will be used to rescue people in severe distress. The pot can also be used to build houses for the ones in need, for example.  Unlike many washing stations that don't treat their processing waters, Aramo prides itself for keeping its local river, Lakisha, clean.
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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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