Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union

Ethiopia Group of coffee growers

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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.

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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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Erkihune Erkihune

Erkihune WG

Deputy manager


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  • Total number of coffee growers
    • Roaster relationships
    • Relationships with Roasters in
      Switzerland, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan
    • Average orders per roaster

Coffee production

  • Harvest period
  • Altitude
    1700m - 2200m
  • Annual average production
    250000 bags
  • Arabica varieties

Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union


Akaki Kality Subcity, Woreda05 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , Addis Ababa