PRODUCER PROFILE

Yirgacheffe Hama Cooperative, Ethiopia

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When first approached by World Vision to partner with them on this project we liked the idea. 

Once we had tasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Hama, we loved it!

What a pleasure to be able to partner with World Vision in Ethiopia. Together, we have manifested real support for these producers and their families. With our project, we have contributed support to rebuild their coffee community which in turn has enabled Jasper Coffee to present to Australia, from the birthplace of coffee, one of the most beautiful coffees we have tasted.

A percentage of our profits from sales of this coffee has returned directly back to the World Vision project at Kochore in Yirgacheffe.

Since 2007, Jasper Coffee has contributed more than $92,000 to this project. The success of this partnership is seen in the strength and focus of the remote community to work together to change their lives, and deliver their brilliant coffee to the international market.

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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Peach | Almond | Chocolate

Treat yourself to this Ethiopian delight, with sweet notes of Peach and Nectarine, with a smooth chocolate finish

  • Region: Kochore

    Altitude: 1400-2400m

    Harvest: September – December

    Varietal: Typica and Heirloom Guji

    Process: Fully Washed

  • When first approached by World Vision to partner with them on this project we liked the idea. Once we had tasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Hama, we LOVED it! What a pleasure to be able to support World Vision in their work in Ethiopia, and support these farmers by enjoying one of the most beautiful coffees we have ever come across.

    A percentage of our profits from sales of this coffee has been returned directly back into the area development project with HAMA Coop, at Kochore in Yirgacheffe. Since 2007, Jasper Coffee has contributed more than $92,000 to the project.

    Our Yirgacheffe is an elegant well structured, all consuming coffee experience. It starts with immediate sweet stone fruit, nectarine or apricot, then gains austerity in the mid palate with toasted almonds and soft milk chocolate to smooth the way for sip after sip. As a long black…memorable, and the amazing flavours just last longer.

    Brewed as a filter this coffee is sweet and delicate and enhances the very high altitude character with clean finesse and assurance you are drinking an ancient bean.

    • Espresso dose: 21 grams
    • Extraction: 42-44 grams
    • Time: 30 Seconds
    • Temp: 90 degrees
    • Filter Coffee-to-water ratio: 1:16 or 1:17
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About the origin

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Ethiopia

Country

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Kochore

Location

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Local & heirloom 

Varietal

Program impact

Impacts of Fairtrade premiums

  • Building a bridge for better access.
  • Constructing schools.
  • Building health clinics.
  • New mills.
  • Improved water systems.

World Vision’s Development Program

Since the beginning of World Vision’s Area Development Program, and since selling their coffee as Fairtade and Organic on the International Market, the Yirgacheffe Hama Coop has:

  • Set up model farms to train other cooperative members on organic production and farming methods.
  • Cultivated quality coffee seedlings in on-farm nurseries to replace old trees and increase productivity.
  • Through World Vision provided skills in marketing, management and equipment maintenance.
  • Provided extra income for farmers to save for home improvements and fund children’s healthcare and education through the sale of fruit and vegetables, grown alongside their coffee trees.
  • Invested in a new wet and dry processing mill.
  • Invested in the installation of a new warehouse complete with coffee quality training facilities.
  • Trained staff for this facility in admin and coffee quality.
  • Established a Family Planning Clinic.
  • Implemented an Agronomy report with farmers.
  • Set up a Womens action group with support from the first female Board member.

Wells and Spiritual Leader

Wells met with the Kochore Spiritual Leader, in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia when he visited the HAMA Cooperative in 2014.

He was there to present our Agronomy Report, translated into Amharic for the farmers of the Cooperative and to extend our support for their endeavour to elevate themselves out of poverty.

This is building our relationship with trust and longevity.