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The amazing journey of a coffee bean from its origin Ethiopia to coffee lovers around the world. Filmed at Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union.

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU) is a small farmers owned cooperative union. OCFCU was established in June 1, 1999 OCFCU works exclusively in Oromia Regional State, which accounts for more than 65% of the country’s total coffee growing land. OCFCU is a democratic member’s 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 the direct export.

OCFCU exports traceable, fair trade, organic, UTZ, and Rain Forest Alliance certified coffees. The fair trade premium and support from roasters are invested in social projects like schools, health posts, clean water, bridges etc. By the fair trade premiums and support from different roasters above 365 different projects has been completed and provided to the farmers.

COFFEE PROFILE:

Region: Oromia Grade: Grade 2 Co-Op: Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative 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, light spicy and chocolatey Cup: A well balanced cup, medium acidity and body with distinct winy flavor Certification: Fairtrade, UTZ Organic

Source: johnburton.co.nz

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