YCFCU Yirgacheffe Organic Fair Trade

New Arrival from Ethiopia

August 19, 2015

The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) was established in June 2002 and represents 43,794 farmers who are members of 26 coops in the Gedeo region of Southern Ethiopia. The coops produce Organic and Fair Trade certified coffee and are spread over 6 districts: Yirgacheffe, Gedeb, Wonango, Dilla Zuria, Bule, and Kochere. The coffee-producing land area exceeds 62,000 hectares and YCFCU produces both washed and sundried (natural) Yirgacheffe coffee. Using the social premiums from their Fair Trade certified coffees, the YCFCU coops have been able to accomplish many projects including building schools, installing electricity to benefit the residents of these remote coffee farming areas, and the construction and improvement of roads and bridges.

YCFCU is working very hard to be proactive in terms of promoting quality. Premiums (over ECX ) to farmers based on coffee grade is a measure that they are implementing to increase the quality of coffee. YCFCU now has its own processing facility in Addis, but still no lab, sometimes using the SCFCU lab. In 2014-15 they planned to export approximately 220 containers of high quality coffee to markets around the world.


  • CERTIFICATIONS | 100% USDA Organic & FairTrade

  • ORGANIZATION | Founded in 2002 - Compromised of 143, 794 members

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION | Gedeo Region

  • LOCATION | Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

  • ALTITUDE | 5,000+Feet (1,500 + Meters)

  • VARIETALS | Ethiopian Heriloom

  • PROCESS | Fully Washed

  • DRYING | Sun dried on raised beds

  • HARVEST | August - December

  • EXPORT | February -July

  • LOT | 1007

We proudly offer Organic Fair Trade Ethiopian Yirgacheffe YCFCU in the following products:

 100% USDA Organic Certified White Rhino Siganture Blend

  • Batch #2004 August 25, 2015 - October 21, 2015

  • Batch #2005 October 26, 2015 - January 27, 2016