Dilla, SNNPR(South Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region)
Various smallholder members of Yirgacheffe Cooperative Farmers Coffee Union
Kudhume, Welisho, and Dego
About the YCFCU
The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) is a second-level cooperative comprising 28 smaller groups, representing over 39,000 smallholder farmers in Yirgacheffe. Coffees are delivered in parchment to the various affiliated washing stations, where they are fermented underwater for 24–72 hours depending on the elevation of the site. The seeds are dried on raised beds for one to two weeks.