Our coffee is roasted to order so it always arrives to you at its freshest,
wherever you are in South Africa.
FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER R350 TO MAJOR CITY CENTRES
R90.00 – R360.00
When you exist to seek the best, the distance you’re prepared to go to source the earth’s best coffee knows no bounds. This spirit of adventure takes us to unforgettable places, where we discover incredible coffee.
In the fertile landscape of Sidamo province, in southern Ethiopia, we met the proud coffee farmers from the surrounds of Yirgalem town. In the ancient soils that first gifted the earth with coffee, these farmers still bring out the best in their crops, honouring a heritage of wild and intriguing flavours.
We source our coffee from the farmers of the Fero Cooperative and pay them directly, ensuring a fair trade that keeps their business sustainable and ours meaningful.
This specialty coffee is optimally roasted in South Africa to deliver a taste as rich as the continent it comes from.
Fero Cooperative is located near the town of Yirgalem in Sidamo, Ethiopia and is a member of the greater Sidama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union.
There are currently 5058 members of the Fero Cooperative, 903 of whom are female. The cooperative and coffee are Fairtrade Certified and Organic Certified. The word ‘Fero’ comes from the word for a strong metal and represents the producers as united and working together, forming a strong bond, and making a big difference in their community.
Bean There has been purchasing coffee from Fero since 2008 and our many visits over the years have strengthened our relationships with the community, cooperative leaders and farmers. When Bean There purchases coffee from the cooperative we pay the market price, plus a quality-related premium, the Fairtrade premium, and the Organic premium.
The members of the cooperative collectively choose how to spend the Fairtrade and Organic premiums. Over the years that Bean There has been purchasing from Fero, we have seen them establish electricity in the area, build classrooms at five district schools, build an office block for training and administration, install drinking water, and upgraded local infrastructure. Fero is a shining example of Fairtrade at work and the impact premiums can have on community development.
Tip the Farmer creates an opportunity for coffee lovers everywhere to directly tip the farmers who produce the exceptional coffee we enjoy.