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. 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.
The roaster has 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
Certified organic, fair trade, and kosher, these coffees are roasted in small batches at our partner beanery in Orange, MA. They pay close attention to ensure that the planting, care, harvesting and processing of the beans is done in conformity with international standards for the health of the farmer and their environment, as well as the high quality of the bean. The vast use of pesticides in coffee production has serious impact on the ecology of the coffee-growing world and the health of farm communities. Being shade grown, our coffees support healthy environments for coffee growers and protect critical migratory bird habitat. Each player in the cycle of production and distribution, from the farmer to the consumer, participates in socially just and environmentally responsible trade. The beans are from small farmer cooperatives, largely made up of indigenous peoples working hard to maintain their culture and lifestyles in a hostile world. By supporting these small coops, rather than large estates and mega farms, we're fighting the chronic poverty and malnutrition that tends to be commonplace in those environments.
- A unique blend of beans from the Yirgacheffe and Sidama regions in Ethiopia
- Dark roast
- Bags are a full pound
- Whole bean
Make it a fair trade morning with one of our beautiful hand painted ceramic mugs!