Everyday People Coffee & Tea

Ethiopia Natural Single Origin- Medium Light Roast

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Brew a cup of history with this Ethiopia Natural Single Origin Coffee. Crafted from its birthplace, this Ethiopia Natural Single Origin Coffee is renowned for its unique native vegetation. Its origins trace back centuries to the 5th century, when the Oromo people are said to have first used it as a food. With its origins in the Oromia region of north-central Ethiopia, this coffee is a truly one-of-a-kind, full-bodied selection

For over 20 years, the Oromia Coffee Farmers Coop has worked with 15 million Ethiopian farmers to deliver a high quality, organic Arabica coffee produced with Fair Trade principles. Enjoy the unique flavor of a country with a centuries-old coffee tradition.


Roast Level: Medium- Light Roast  

Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, Fruity, Caramel

Process: Full natural, sorted by hand. Dried on raised bed

Soil: Nitisols

Origin: Oromia region of Ethiopia 

Grower: Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU)

Varieties: Indigenous Heirloom Cultivars

Altitude: 1,000-2,500M

Certifications: Natural

Learn More About Coffee From Ethiopia

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU) is a small farmers cooperative union located in Ethiopia's Oromia Regional State. Established in 1999, 65% of the country's coffee is grown in the region. OCFCU is a democratic member's owned business, dedicated to providing organic Arabica coffee for export whilst promoting fair trade principles.

OCFCU's coffee is certified organic, traceable, UTZ, Rain Forest Alliance and fair trade. The fair trade premium is reinvested in social projects such as education, health care posts, and access to clean water and bridges. Enjoy a cup of coffee while knowing you're supporting sustainable, ethical business practices.

OCFCU is a coffee cooperative that pays an impressive 70% net profit back to the cooperatives and their farmers. This member-focused model has helped them grow from 34 cooperatives to 407, with over 557,000 households in their network. By rewarding their farmers, their capital has grown from $90,000 to a total of $20,763,000, resulting in improved lives and access to social services.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Nice Breakfast Blend

This Etheopian coffee is shown as ethically sourced and sustainably grown, being 95% sourced from local growers. I very much appreciate these sentiments. As for the flavor, I would say it's not necessarily "bold", but rather full and rich. Low acidity makes it a great breakfast brew.

Very Delicious with cream

If you like dark strong coffees this is up your alley. Opening the bag yielded a delightful aroma with some hints of chocolate. I must admit I spent some time just enjoying the aroma. I put some in my espresso machine and emptying some medium settings got a decent shot out of it. It’s strong and was a bit too bitter for me. I tried again this time making a latte. That resulted in a more balanced and delicious drink. It needed the sweetness of the milk to offset the natural bitterness of the bean. My roommate ground up some to make a couple of reusable K-Cups to try a more trade cup of coffee. I used half and half in mine as I knew it needed the milk. Yes, I was right, it made for a delightful and more mellow blend this way, I enjoyed it a lot. I think you will enjoy this roast and do recommend it, especially if you like cream in your coffee.

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Makes delicious French press coffee

This coffee is great when made with a French press. It is hold, but not bitter. It tasted fresh and was a perfect pick me up in the early afternoon. I will probably be buying more of this delicious coffee!

Smells great, very fresh

Even before I opened the bag, I got a hint of the rich coffee aroma. Once opened, I had to take a minute just to enjoy the smell before I ground the beans and made my coffee. The beans seemed very fresh. The bag I received has a sticker stating “best by May 2023.” The taste of the coffee was good. I drink my coffee black, and like it strong. This coffee was very good. I didn’t really notice any hints of chocolate or caramel, but I enjoyed it for what it was, a good cup of black coffee. I try to support businesses that give back to their community and Everyday People Coffee donates a percentage of sales to help causes such as childhood education, at-risk youths, and environmental efforts.

medium-light roast, arabica beans sourced from Ethiopia, has some bitterness

This Everyday People coffee is a medium-light roast of arabica beans sourced from Ethiopia. It does have a bitter aftertaste as other reviewers have mentioned. The flavor has fruity and chocolatey notes.

The bag has the "best by" label printed on the back that is about 3-4 months out. Besides the country of origin, there's not more information on the beans and the way the beans are processed. I prefer it when companies reveal as much as possible on sourcing (country and region), method of processing, altitude, and the original harvest date and roast date for the beans, because those are all factors that affect flavor.