Bench Maji Coop

Products
Forest and Wild coffees: Bench Maji, Gesha
Variety
Heirloom
Processing Methods
Washed, Natural, Honey
Grade(s)
80-85
Supply Capacity
10000MT
Harvest period
October - January
Bench Maji CoffeBench Maji Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union consists of 65 primary Cooperatives that serve 130.000 stallholders, Forest Coffee in Bench Maji is a coffee harvested from trees growing in such forest, with almost no management of the surrounding forest or vegetation, except some removal of undergrowth to facilitate access to the coffee trees. The Bench Maji Coffee, currently known as Forest Coffee was once been wild and owned by no body. However, the farmers around the forest have been coordinated by government bodies and become cooperatives to own the coffee inside the forest. There are different environmental activists and /or NGOs working with Cooperatives for the conservation of the Bench Maji Forest.
In 1998, the government of Ethiopia designated three areas for coffee genetic conservation Geba-Dogi in Yayu forest, Illubabor zone Boginda-Yeba in Kafa Zone Berhane-Kontir in Sheko, Bench-Maji Zone Research started in 1999/2000, & initial concept presented on IPGRI conference in June 2000. Gole et al (2002a) suggested the management of coffee forests to be based on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Concept
Debub Bench, Semen Bench, Sheko
Foundation date
1 Jan 2014
Number of employees
130000
Annual Production
13800MT
Certification
Fairtrade, RFA, UTZ, Organic
Products
Forest and Wild coffees: Bench Maji, Gesha
Facilities
Capacity
10000MT

Our Products

Coffee

Ethiopia Bench Maji Forest and Wild Coffee, Gesha Natural, Djimma Natural

Spices

Black pepper, Long pepper, Turmeric, Black Cardamom

Honey

Coffee honey, Crude Honey, Beeswax

Contacts

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Address

Ethiopia
Debrezeit Road, Saris Total Area, Trans Ethiopia Tower, 5th Floor, office # 501

phone

Contact person

Terefe T. Godi
+251114707044
[email protected]