Hunda Oli Cooperative was founded in 2012 and quickly began impressing specialty cuppers. The coop strictly pulps coffees only within 8 hrs of picking, then dries parchment with a short initial period in the shade followed by a longer time on sunny tables with constant turning. All daily lots are separated and tracked all the way to the Union warehouse in Addis.
Due to their success on the cupping table, the coop added a 2nd wet mill in 2015 to expand its membership and catch basin. In addition, the coop has been able to construct an elementary school and 15 spring water access points to benefit the surrounding communities form which its membership hails. (Crop to Cup)
LOCATION: Jimma Zone, Gomma District, Hunda Oli Cooperative
NUMBER OF FARMERS: 171 (50 female, 121 male)
ALTITUDE: 1,900 - 2,100 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed
DRYING: Sun dried, raised beds