Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, Ethiopia
This coffee is medium-bodied and well balanced, with a spicy winey flavour and full citrus acidity, soft berry undertones, chocolate and floral notes.
In the southwest Ethiopian region of Limu, the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative is a union of 34 small cooperatives benefiting over 22,000 smallholder farmer members. Oromia is the region where coffee first originated. Limu coffee is grown at about 1100-1800m above sea level.
OCFCU pays 70% of its net profit back to the cooperatives and the cooperatives also pay 70% of their profit to the member farmers. This shows that farmers are benefited by being paid three times in one coffee season. The life of farmers has improved and they now have social service in their village.