ETHIOPIA

Geta Bore Coop 2022, ORG

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Additional information

Country

Continent

Region

Limu, Agaro

Community Name

Geta Bore Cooperative

Processing Method

Arrival Date

December 2022

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

86.5, caramel, clove, Honey, kiwi, melon, mint, rose, white peach

Elevation

1990 – 2100

Varietals

Heirlooms 74110 and others

Fresh Filter

Prior Crops 12+ Months

Certification

ORG

Description

Geta Bore Cooperative is a member of the Kata Muduga Union – a group of the leading coffee cooperatives in the West of Ethiopia, mainly centered around Agaro. Geta Bore is one of the smallest coops of the Union (barely over 50 members as of 2021) and is a relatively new member to the Union. It sits about 8km to the south of the well known Biftu Gudina Cooperative and represents the Union’s expansion to areas farther from the Agaro base. Geta Bore farmers formerly delivered their cherry to Biftu Gudina or other nearby stations, but decided to form their own group to limit the difficulty and cost of transporting fresh cherry and to play a stronger role in the cooperative governing structure. Geta Bore farmers can now more easily access training services from Kata Muduga, and through the Union’s model they receive both a cash payment upon cherry delivery plus a 2nd payment after coffee export.

The most remote of the Kata Meduga cooperatives, Geta Bore is also the smallest, with 75 members who grow Metu Bishari Selection varieties (primarily 74110 but also 74112, 74140, 74148, and 74165) at the highest elevations in Gomma woreda, up to 2200 meters above sea level. Sitting 8km south of the well-known Biftu Gudina cooperative, members of the Geta Bore cooperative used to deliver their cherry to Biftu Gudina or other nearby washing stations but in 2018 formed their own cooperative to reduce the difficulty and cost of transporting fresh cherry as well as to have a stronger role in the cooperative governance structure. Now, Geta Bore farmers can now more easily access training services from Kata Muduga, and through
the Union’s model they receive both a cash payment upon cherry delivery plus a 2nd payment after coffee export.
This is our third year importing coffee from Geta Bore.