WHAT I DRINK
This Ethiopian mocha offers a light body and a great sweetness with honeyed notes and white flowers typical of the Sidamo region. It is grown organically between 1200 and 2200 meters of altitude.
WHAT I STAND FOR
Strengthened family and rural economies
In southern Ethiopia, our project with the DWFCU cooperative union is to diversify incomes by strengthening the agro-forestry system of coffee farms.
Since 2004, Damota Wolayta Farmers Coop Union (DWFCU) brings together more than 23950 families. Their activities focus on food crops (maize, red beans, teff, etc.) to feed the markets in southern Ethiopia.
3,384 families also harvest the famous mocha on very small plots (less than 0.5 ha) for a low income.
Our project with these families is to intensify the coffee gardens with an adapted agro-forestry system: shade trees, pruning of coffee trees, addition of compost, pest management...
These gardens will be more productive and will ensure a diversification of income.
The coffee also comes from the OROMIA cooperative.
Its objectives are :
- To gather the small quantities of each of the basic cooperatives to propose a more consistent offer to the buyers.
- To improve infrastructure through access to credit and economies of scale.
Partner since 2019
Established in December 2003 by 26 grassroots cooperatives in the Wolaita area
At present, the number of affiliated grassroots cooperatives is 64
Partner since 2007
335,890 families of small producers in 129 cooperatives
0.5 to 2 hectares of coffee
Associated crops: corn, bananas and fruit trees
Oromia region - Jimma zone located 400 km from Addis Abeda on plateaus between 1200 m and 1700 m altitude
Organic and fair trade ground coffee from Ethiopia
Nutrition declaration exempted