Ethiopia is widely considered the birthplace of coffee, and Yirgacheffe – in the lower half of the country, in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) – is arguably its most famous producing region. As James Hoffmans explains in The World Atlas of Coffee: “Many of Yirgacheffe's excellent washed coffees are explosively aromatic, full of citrus and floral notes and have a light, elegant body, making this one without a doubt one of the best. better and interesting. regions for coffee cultivation.
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX): After 2008, most Ethiopian coffees (those not privately owned or from farms larger than 30 hectares) had to legally pass through the ECX, at which time that lost their traceability. But in recent years, the government has worked to change this and traceability has largely been restored. Today, a buyer can see the exact grade, truck and washing station where the coffee comes from, right down to the wantedda (district). There is also better physical and sensory data, such as cup scores (provided by Q Graders), moisture content and water activity of the coffee.
Oromo Citro is produced by a family-owned exporter from the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region of Ethiopia. The exporter was founded by owners who had more than a decade of previous experience in coffee production in the Sidama and Yirgacheffe areas. Since its establishment, it has been a trusted partner for different companies around the world, being one of the first to play a great role in the specialty market and continues to be so. It has its own coffee processing facility, with its well-equipped laboratory. In total it has 54 permanent employees and more than 140 daily employees. Commitment, quality and consistency are the virtues built over the two decades invested in the coffee business.