Layo Teraga is a 1,800 member cooperative in the East Guji zone and part of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. OCFCU is the largest Fairtrade coffee producer in Ethiopia (and one of the largest umbrella cooperatives in the world), supporting over 200 smaller producer coops (like Layo Teraga) with a combined total of over 200,000 farmer members. OCFCU has been able to work on large scale climate mitigation projects and deal in carbon credit trading to provide additional benefits to their network.
A "natural" coffee means that the coffee cherry dries with the fruit intact while the inner seed (what we may call a "bean") ferments inside.
PROCESS: Natural, dried on raised beds
ALTITUDE: 2,350 meters above sea level
PHOTOS BY: Atlas Coffee Importers