Member of YCFCU District of Kochere Yirgacheffe region Member of YCFCU since 2007 1605 farmers members 0.8 ha per farmer Altitude: 2000 to 2500 m Varietals: Heirloom Hama was a very pleasant surprise in the end of our visit. The cooperative is very well located in Kochere district. The view of Hama village from the cooperative washing station is beautiful. All Hama members who were in the washing station on time we arrived looked very involved in the meeting and very pleased to receive our visit. The feeling was very positive at this time. In 2014 the cooperative shipped the equivalent of 2 containers of washed coffee and a third of a unwashed container. In 2015, they are making a full natural container for us (special grade 3 prep) and they expect to ship the equivalent of 6 washed containers. They mentioned that doing the natural special preparation is not an issue for them and they like doing it for us. In 2014 the farmers received 12 Ethiopian birr per kg of cherries as a first price then a second price of 1 Ethiopian birr per kg. In 2015 they expect to get 13 to 15 Ethiopian birr per kg of cherries. The cooperative owns one washing station and another processing unit where they only receive, dry and mill natural coffee. The place we visited is the washing station. It looked much more organized than what we saw in Idido or Biloya. The water in the tanks still did not look very fresh but still better than in Idido and Biloya. The sorters teams were well organized and washers as well. During our visit the secretary mentioned that they decided to join with YCFCU in order to get access to a market that is more focused on quality and also in order to receive some support to produce a better quality coffee. Sorters (women) are paid 25 Ethiopian birr per day (1$US) and we did not get this data for washers (men).