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  • REGION: Sidamo
  • PRODUCER: OROMIA Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union (OCFCU)
  • ALTITUDE: 1500 - 2300m above sea level
  • VARIETAL: Local Heirloom Cultivars

Oromia is the birthplace of coffee. Founded in June 1999 with 34 certified organic co-operatives, OROMIA Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union has now grown to 311 primary cooperatives. OCFCU became Fair-trade certified in 2002 and has grown to be the largest Fairtrade coffee producer in Ethiopia.

The community uses organic agricultural methods such as intercropping to enhance soil fertility as well as striving for environmental sustainability, OCFCU has built 56 clean water wells, four health clinics and also promote gender equality by women having a prominent and central position in all areas within the organisation.