From the birthplace of coffee this very berry brew has everything you could ever want in one cup - honey, toffee, nutty, chocolate. Brew it by your favourite method.
Ethiopian Limu Fairtrade and Organic
Grade: Grade 2
Co-op: Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative
Flo ID: 897
Process: Washed and sun-dried
Altitude: 1400-2100 meters above sea level
Aroma: Honey, toffee, nutty, and chocolate
Acidity: Good and bright in the cup
Body: Good, syrupy
Tasting notes: Red berries, slight notes of lemon, orange flower, lightly spicy and chocolatey
Cup: A well-balanced cup, medium acidity, and body with distinct winy flavour
Certification: Fairtrade, UTZ Organic
Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU) is a small farmer-owned cooperative union. OCFCU was established on June 1, 1999. The co-op works exclusively in Oromia Regional State, which accounts for more than 65% of the country’s total coffee growing land. OCFCU is a democratic members' owned business operating under the principles of International Cooperative Alliance and fair trade. Members of Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union are the growers, processors, and suppliers of high quality, organic Arabica coffee for direct export.
OCFCU exports traceable, fair trade, organic, UTZ, and Rain Forest Alliance certified coffees. Income from the fair trade premium and the support from roasters are invested in social projects like schools, health posts, clean water, bridges, etc. with more than 365 different projects completed and profits provided to the farmers.
OCFCU pays 70% of its net profit back to the cooperatives and the cooperatives also pay 70% of their profit to the member farmers, who benefit by being paid three times in one coffee season. This has enabled OCFCU to grow from 34 primary cooperatives representing 22,691 household farmers to 360 primary cooperatives representing 332,393 household farmers and 90,000 USD initial capital to 20,763,000 USD capital. The life of farmers has improved, as have social services in their villages.
OCFCU now has a cupping lab for quality control located at its office and a massive central facility for technical, financial, administrative, and also high-tech processing. The processing facility has created jobs for more than 2,000 seasonal employees.
OCFCU has recently created its own members' bank, which is one of the greatest benefits to its members for much-needed pre-harvest financing. They also provide their farmers with insurance options to cover coffee against loss.