Member of YCFCU District of Yirgacheffe Yirgacheffe region Member of YCFCU since 2006 1650 farmers members 1 ha per farmer Altitude: 1800 to 2400 m Varietals: Heirloom Idido cooperative is very often mentioned as one of the YCFCU cooperative that delivers the best quality. We have been buying from this cooperative in 2013 and 2014. YCFCU can guarantee us a full container from this cooperative and this year maybe a second one. This cooperative is on the same terroir as Negele Gorbitu our former partner through OCFCU. In 2014 the cooperative shipped out the equivalent of 3 containers of washed coffee and 1 container of natural. All the washed coffee was scored by ECX within grade 1 or 2. All the Natural was scored within grade 2 or 3. In 2015 the cooperative expects to ship out the equivalent of 9 containers in total which is 3 times what they did in 2014. They are adding up 300 members this year and the yields will be higher than last year. 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 only owns one washing station. The place looked very unorganized during our visit. When I say that I mean we could not really identify the workers versus the people from outside coming for our visit (out of curiosity). The pulping machine was broken and they had cherries from the previous day all around the washing station. They told us they would use it for natural coffee into the second processing unit only for natural. The water in the fermenting tanks was very dirty. They said they change the water every 12 hours during fermenting but to be honest it did not look to be the case. Another problem is that coffee in the soaking tanks was covered. They explained us that because of the lack of space onto primary drying tables, they had to keep the coffee in the soaking time for more than 12 hours so they cover the tanks in order for the coffee to not heat too much. Sorters (women) are paid 20 Ethiopian birr per day (1$US) and washer (men) are paid 32 Ethiopian birr per day.