Kudhume & Wolisho
Wet Fermentation, Soak, 14-Day Raised Bed Drying
November 2015 - January 2016
Idido, Aricha & Ela Tenecha, Yirgacheffe
About Idido Cooperative
We have been visiting and purchasing from the Idido Cooperative since 2011. In 2013, we started importing this coffee directly through our importing cooperative, Cooperative Coffees.
Named for the village located just a few kilometers from the cooperative, Idido was established in the late 1970s and joined the ranks of Yirgacheffe Farmer's Union (YCFCU) in 2002. The cooperative has roughly 1,000 active members who cultivate farms averaging 1.5 hectares. Because the coffee in this area is exceptional, there is a lot of competition for the coffee from privately owned mills. These mills purchase cherry and cannot be certified organic, nor are they owned by the farmers that supply them with coffees. We are proud to support the Idido Cooperative, because it is owned by the farmers who supply it, giving farmers a voice and a stake in the profits of the entire supply chain.
The specific origin of this lot has a high concentration of the Kudhume varietal, which is known for its small size and exceptional complexity of flavors. Our initial roasts of this season's lot are producing notes of spring flowers, melon, and lemon zest. Yes, it's as good as it sounds.
We visited Idido this past fall and will be heading back again this year to deepen our relationship with the cooperative and to explore sourcing coffee from some of the new washing stations around the town of Idido.
Our 2013 roast of Idido was named one of the top 15 coffees of the year by Coffee Review and has been a two-time Good Food Award winner (in 2014 and 2016). Needless to say, we're excited about this harvest.
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