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Three Waves Coffee

Ethiopia Wayicho Sidama (Light)

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About this coffee

This light roast has a flavor profile that is classic for a washed Sidama, with notes of lemon, honeydew melon, pear, and black tea-like floral notes.

Flavors: Cocoa, Caramel, Blueberry, Lemon
Roast Level:  Light
Origin:  Wayicho District, Sidama Zone
Process: Double Washed
Altitude: 1600 - 1800 masl
Variety: Indigenous Heirloom

About this coffee producer

Wayicho is one of the primary cooperatives belonging to the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU), one of Ethiopia’s best-known exporting organizations. 

Harvest in Sidama occurs slightly earlier than in the more southern zones of Gedeo and Guji, and as a result the fully washed lots from here are usually the year’s very first top-quality arrivals from anywhere in Ethiopia. 

Wayicho carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for small producers, including training producers in best organic practices and investing in basic infrastructure needs like road improvements and establishing local warehouses. 

SCFCU focuses on establishing a certification process for local cooperatives, creating micro-credit for producers and investing in social programs on a larger scale. Environmental training programs, healthcare initiatives, life insurance, and educational opportunities are just some of the ways SCFCU strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families. 

Farmers in this area are truly smallholders, averaging less than one hectare of coffee cultivation each, in which they also produce vegetables for the household and local sale. 

The formation of cooperative unions in Ethiopia allowed for voting power and higher farm returns from the direct exportation that unions can undertake. Certifications, easily earned through the longtime organic methods of Ethiopia’s smallholders and a conscious business plan, could be secured for price protection and marketing purposes, helping vast populations of smallholders gain small but meaningful leverage in the global marketplace that remains to this day. 

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Here's an estimate of how much brewed coffee you'll get out of each bag.

10 oz. bag ~ 18 cups (8 oz.)

2 lb. bag ~ 60 cups (8 oz.)

5 lb. bag ~ 150 cups (8 oz.)