Becoming an independent organization has allowed us to take care of our members without any outside interference. Their hard work and dedication to excellence ensures the quality and integrity of our coffee, so profits from coffee sales are distributed directly to the farmers who make it happen.
The shared vision for the future of the Riga Damu co-op is that we’ll continue to grow and produce some of the world’s finest coffee, implementing rigorous quality control standards while continuing to value the happiness of our farmers as our highest priority.
Harar Organic Coffee is grown without any type of genetic interference, engineering, or modification. No synthetic chemicals are used at any stage of production. Beans are processed and sorted by hand.
We adhere to strict regulations at every stage of production, because we believe in maintaining purity for both the environment and the consumer.
Our ethical trade practices have earned us certification as a Fair Trade export business. Throughout our production and sales, we apply principles of decency that ensure the welfare of our farmers and families.
Profits are distributed for the development of social, economic, and environmental projects that are chosen by the community based on their needs.
Eastern Ethiopia is home to a rich and fertile landscape that hosts the city of Harar. This bustling commercial centre has been a key point in African trade for centuries and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006. Tourists often visit Harar to see the spotted hyenas and protected wild horse population, as well as the incredible architecture and numerous mosques. The lush subtropical highland climate facilitates the growth of some of the world’s best coffee beans, and we take measures to ensure that purity makes it all the way to your shelves.
Avoid heat, light, air, and moisture as much as possible. Use ground coffee within two weeks and whole beans within a month. Only grind enough whole beans to use immediately each time. When purchasing in bulk, separate the bulk quantity into smaller portions that can each be used relatively quickly. This keeps the remainder from being exposed to air while you use each portion.