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 The Rift Vallery in Ethiopia

The Rift Vallery in Ethiopia

 Union's Yayu Wild Forest Coffee.

Union's Yayu Wild Forest Coffee.

 A coffee worker at a coffee bean drying station.

A coffee worker at a coffee bean drying station.

 Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region

Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region

 Members of a coffee farm in Yayu review the quality of their coffee harvest.

Members of a coffee farm in Yayu review the quality of their coffee harvest.

 Yayu's wildforest coffee

Yayu's wildforest coffee

 A coffee picker working on one of Yayu's farms

A coffee picker working on one of Yayu's farms

 Local coffee

Local coffee

 Coffee Workers wash pulp residue off coffee beans and remove the unusable beans.

Coffee Workers wash pulp residue off coffee beans and remove the unusable beans.

 Coffee workers are responsible for removing the coffee cherry pulp (pictured right) and cleaning the coffee beans (left) so that they can be moved onto drying beds.

Coffee workers are responsible for removing the coffee cherry pulp (pictured right) and cleaning the coffee beans (left) so that they can be moved onto drying beds.

 A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia

A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia

 Coffee pickers remove unripe green coffee cherries.

Coffee pickers remove unripe green coffee cherries.

 A coffee worker lies on a bed of coffee cherries in Yayu.

A coffee worker lies on a bed of coffee cherries in Yayu.

 A coffee picker in Yayu, Ethiopia

A coffee picker in Yayu, Ethiopia

 Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region

Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region

 A coffee farm owner sits outside her home in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A coffee farm owner sits outside her home in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 A cooperative meeting with Union coffee in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A cooperative meeting with Union coffee in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 Local plantlife in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Local plantlife in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 A coffee worker rides her donkey to a coffee cherry collection station in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A coffee worker rides her donkey to a coffee cherry collection station in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 A coffee worker in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A coffee worker in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 A schoolgirl in Yayu, Ethiopia. Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

A schoolgirl in Yayu, Ethiopia. Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

 Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

 Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

 A wild coffee plant in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A wild coffee plant in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 Coffee workers on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

Coffee workers on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

 A coffee worker and her child at a coffee farm in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A coffee worker and her child at a coffee farm in Yayu, Ethiopia.

 A moment of calm after a traditional coffee ceremony at a farm in Yayu forest, Ethiopia. We drank their hand roasted coffee with the option of adding either sugar or salt (to soften the bitterness and acidity of the coffee) and burned frankincense powder that filled the air with plumes of fragrant smoke. 

A moment of calm after a traditional coffee ceremony at a farm in Yayu forest, Ethiopia. We drank their hand roasted coffee with the option of adding either sugar or salt (to soften the bitterness and acidity of the coffee) and burned frankincense powder that filled the air with plumes of fragrant smoke. 

 A coffee worker on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

A coffee worker on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

Yayu Text.jpg
 The Rift Vallery in Ethiopia
 Union's Yayu Wild Forest Coffee.
 A coffee worker at a coffee bean drying station.
 Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region
 Members of a coffee farm in Yayu review the quality of their coffee harvest.
 Yayu's wildforest coffee
 A coffee picker working on one of Yayu's farms
 Local coffee
 Coffee Workers wash pulp residue off coffee beans and remove the unusable beans.
 Coffee workers are responsible for removing the coffee cherry pulp (pictured right) and cleaning the coffee beans (left) so that they can be moved onto drying beds.
 A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia
 Coffee pickers remove unripe green coffee cherries.
 A coffee worker lies on a bed of coffee cherries in Yayu.
 A coffee picker in Yayu, Ethiopia
 Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region
 A coffee farm owner sits outside her home in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 A cooperative meeting with Union coffee in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 Local plantlife in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 A coffee worker rides her donkey to a coffee cherry collection station in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 A coffee worker in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 A schoolgirl in Yayu, Ethiopia. Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them
 Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them
 Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them
 A wild coffee plant in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 Coffee workers on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.
 A coffee worker and her child at a coffee farm in Yayu, Ethiopia.
 A moment of calm after a traditional coffee ceremony at a farm in Yayu forest, Ethiopia. We drank their hand roasted coffee with the option of adding either sugar or salt (to soften the bitterness and acidity of the coffee) and burned frankincense powder that filled the air with plumes of fragrant smoke. 
 A coffee worker on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

The Rift Vallery in Ethiopia

Union's Yayu Wild Forest Coffee.

A coffee worker at a coffee bean drying station.

Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region

Members of a coffee farm in Yayu review the quality of their coffee harvest.

Yayu's wildforest coffee

A coffee picker working on one of Yayu's farms

Local coffee

Coffee Workers wash pulp residue off coffee beans and remove the unusable beans.

Coffee workers are responsible for removing the coffee cherry pulp (pictured right) and cleaning the coffee beans (left) so that they can be moved onto drying beds.

A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia

Coffee pickers remove unripe green coffee cherries.

A coffee worker lies on a bed of coffee cherries in Yayu.

A coffee picker in Yayu, Ethiopia

Members of a coffee cooperative in Yayu talking business with Graciano Cruz, an industry expert and coffee farmer himself, who along with Union is helping development in the region

A coffee farm owner sits outside her home in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A cooperative meeting with Union coffee in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Local plantlife in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A schoolboy in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A coffee worker rides her donkey to a coffee cherry collection station in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A coffee worker in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A schoolgirl in Yayu, Ethiopia. Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Coffee workers stand by a coffee drying bed in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

Part of the development program is teaching the coffee growing process to children at school. Many of these children will grow up to work with coffee, so having an understanding from a young age is a big advantage for them

A wild coffee plant in Yayu, Ethiopia.

Coffee workers on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

A coffee worker and her child at a coffee farm in Yayu, Ethiopia.

A moment of calm after a traditional coffee ceremony at a farm in Yayu forest, Ethiopia. We drank their hand roasted coffee with the option of adding either sugar or salt (to soften the bitterness and acidity of the coffee) and burned frankincense powder that filled the air with plumes of fragrant smoke. 

A coffee worker on a top quality producing farm in Ethiopia.

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