Ethiopia Konga Co-operative

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The Konga cooperative is one in a network of cooperatives in the Yirgacheffe region belonging to the YCFCU (Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union). Its 2,400 smallholder members distinguish themselves with their impeccable attention to detail in processing.

In the cup expect jasmine, grapefruit and dark cocoa.

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Description

Ethiopia Konga Co-operative

The Ethiopia Konga cooperative is one in a network of cooperatives in the Yirgacheffe region. It belongs to the YCFCU (Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union). It has 2,400 smallholder members.

Ethiopian heirloom varietals are chosen from the forest and transplanted to small gardens. This adds a layer of selection to the incredible available among wild coffee plants found in Ethiopia.

Process

Firstly, the farmers hand sort the coffee for unripe and overripe coffee cherries. Then the coffee is pulped and wet fermented for 24 to 36 hours. After some sorting based on density, the fermented coffee is washed in clean water before drying for one to two weeks on cloth drying beds. Finally, the workers cover the coffee with plastic at midday and at night. Once the coffee is dried it is screened for size 14 upwards.

As part of the cooperative’s mission to give back to its community. It recently renovated buildings at a primary school and outfitted it with new supplies.

Coffee Information

Region
Woreda Zone, Gedeo, Yirgacheffe
Growing Altitude
1900-2300 masl
Arabica Variety
Heirloom varietals
Harvest Period
October – February
Milling Process
Fully washed, dried on African beds

 

More information about the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union

Firstly, all these cooperatives are located in Gedeo, an area found in the southern part of Ethiopia.  This area is in a region that is famous for coffee growing in the country.

 

Key Facts

  • Over 62,000 hectares of land is dedicated to coffee.
  • On average these gardens produce 15,500 tons of green coffee each year.

 

The union has played a very important role to improve the livelihoods of all its members. Before the union was established, the cooperatives were not able to access finance. This was due to political interference. Thankfully now, the situation is very different, and the union actively tries to solve problems and help cooperatives become financially stable and sustainable.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 11 × 8 × 19 cm
Origin

Altitude

1,950m

Region

Oromia

Grind

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Process

Natural

Weight

250g, 1kg, 2 x 1kg

3 reviews for Ethiopia Konga Co-operative

  1. LKCR (verified owner)

    Best coffee! Picked up a bag at the supermarket about a year ago, and this has been my favourite coffee ever since. I buy the whole beans (online now), grind them every morning, use them with a pour over and get a great cup every time. Not bitter, not sweet, just perfect.

  2. Mr G T Venables (verified owner)

    I first picked this coffee from a Sainsbury’s online order during lockdown. I liked it so much Ive ordered it direct ever since and have ordered 14 X 250grm wholebean packs to date. Its delicious!

  3. ohthreefive (verified owner)

    This was the first Ethiopian bean I’ve had after enjoying the Guatemalan for years. The flavour is incredible for the price. I can’t recommend this highly enough!

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