This coffee happens to be from the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange ("ECX" - the commission in charge of exchanging most exported commodities, including coffee). The basic way that it works is, unless you're part of a private cooperative, individual farmers submit their coffee to the exchange where it is graded based on processing and cup quality.
Unfortunately, by the time they reach the market, they're also mostly stripped of provenance and given a general categorization instead. Most of the coffee we buy from Ethiopia belongs in the category of cooperative coffees, and we love that in addition to cooperatives offering really nice coffees, they also give us an inside look at the work done at the farm and wet mill levels.
But every now and then we'll cup coffees from the ECX that are so good, we simply can't pass on the purchase. This is one of those coffees. We were able to obtain some very general regional info on the lot , and that it is from the area of Kochore. I'm pretty sure you'll agree, this coffee speaks for itself. One of the best we tasted from this region.
via coffee shrub