Ethiopian Oromia

Product image 1Ethiopian Oromia - Front Label
Product image 2Ethiopian Oromia - Back Label
Product image 3Ethiopian Oromia - 5# Bag
Product image 4An Ethiopian girl carrying a small tray of coffee cups
Product image 5A group of Ethiopian women and small children in brightly colored clothing

Regular price $12.29

Cupping Notes: Floral. Fruity. Smoky.
USDA Organic Logo Fair Trade Federation Logo
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[Roast Level] Dark

[Region] Yirgacheffe & Sidama, Ethiopia

[Cooperative] Sidama & Oromia Coops

[Partners Since] 2002

[Altitude] 1750-2300m

[Varietal] Indigenous Heirloom

[Processing Method] Natural Process

We’ve collaborated with this community to design and implement the following initiatives:

  • Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment
  • Clean Water Initiatives
  • New Classrooms and Community Hiring of Teachers
  • Country-wide Fair Trade trademark initiative

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Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee - and they know how to grow those beans! Our coffee comes from the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, made up of 34 member coops spread throughout the central plateau of Yirgacheffe and Sidamo. 

We worked with Oromia to bring the first ever Fair Trade, Organic Ethiopian into the U.S. When I brought back roasted and packaged "Oromia Blend" to the farmers, they went wild! This was the first time they had seen their coffee as it is presented in the West. Also, the package had their photo on it (with their permission, of course)! They were very proud (and let me sleep in the former Emperor's bed!). 

The beans are picked from wild-looking trees hidden in lush forest. They have the unique fruitiness and slightly earthy tones associated with fine Ethiopian coffees.