The Ethiopian Coffee Exchange was founded in 2008 by the Ethiopian government as a tool to protect farmers from market forces out of their control. The ECX was designed to create an open and reliable market for farmers to sell their coffee at a stable price. In addition, the ECX ensures more stability and prompt payment to farmers and standardizes the steps in the supply chain, including storage, warehousing, grading, auctions, and payment. Using the exchange, farmers have access to a network of information on different delivery locations and current trading prices.
This Yirgacheffe comes from smallholder farmers in the Gedeo Zone. The coffee is then processed at the Halo FuwaFuwate washing station.