The Shilicho cooperative is named after a village in the region of Sidama in Ethiopia. Shilicho has 2,250 members, each cultivating an average of 0.75 ha per family. Their headquarters are located in a wonderful landscape between mountains and valleys and they produce great washed coffee. The cooperative’s coffees inspire us every year with their brilliant flavours. In the regional language Shilicho means “good taste” – a promise that the coffee definitely fulfils.


The cooperative is part of the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union – aka the Sidama Union. As the coffee trade is nationalized in Ethiopia, we can only conclude contracts with the cooperative through the Sidama Union. However, the Sidama Union works very transparently and also offers the cooperative technical and financial support.

Altitude: 1,800 – 1,900 meters
Region: Dara, Sidama
Variety: Heirloom