Mill: Masrshu Mill
Region: Konga, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 1850 - 2100 masl
Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, has over 1.1 million coffee farmers that make up the various cooperatives. Most of these are located in the south and west of the country. The varieties are known as Heirloom, a collective term which refers to the great mix of native Typica hybrids and new varietals of old strains. Yirgacheffe coffees are known for their clean, sweet & bright acidity with floral aromatics.
The Konga Cooperative, considered to be one of the more successful cooperatives in the area, has a very well organized washing station located at 1850masl, in the heart of Yirgacheffe. The cooperative is made up of over 1500 small farmers. The average size of each farm is 1.25 acres on which coffee and various foods for the local market are grown in volcanic soils.