White Peach, Jasmine, Tangerine

Konga, Ethiopia | Organic

This vibrant, floral single origin is an exquisite representation of coffee from Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region. We have made this organic, washed coffee from the Konga cooperative a staple in our lineup for the past 7 years due to its nuanced complexity.

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The Konga Cooperative, founded in 1975, is located in Yirgacheffe; the most densely populated part of Ethiopia and the country’s leading producer of coffee. It began with a group of 275 women and 1,000 men and has since grown to nearly 4,000 members.

Building direct relationships with coffee producers is an important part of our purchasing model. Direct relationships are more difficult in Ethiopia, where the government requires that coffee be sold either through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange or through a private cooperative union. We purchase this coffee through a cooperative union, YCFCU, and Interamerican Coffee. Having these strong and trustworthy organizations in our supply chain helps us achieve transparency.

YCFCU gives 70% of profits back to the farmers in the form of a second payment (keeping 30% for administrative costs). Then, the community makes a collective decision about what to do with this second payment. In the past it has been put towards schools, roads, medical clinics and electricity.

Quick Facts

Producer: Konga Co-op
Region: Yirgacheffe
Elevation: 1750 – 2300 meters
Variety: Heirloom
Process: Washed