Tastes Like caramelcooked peach

Community support and commitment to improving farmer livelihoods. Exceptional beans from the birthplace of coffee for you

This coffee comes from the Kokolla farmer's cooperative in the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia. The genetic birthplace of the Arabica coffee species, this region is ideal for the production of quality coffee. Grown between 6,000-6,900 feet above sea level, the coffee fruit develops slowly due to the cool nights that take place at this high elevation. This slow development makes for a naturally concentrated sweetness and complexity in the finished product.

Kokolla is one of a large group of member coops that are collectively represented by the Kata Muduga Union. Kata Muduga's stated mission is to improve the life standard of member farmers by enhancing household income levels. In addition to serving as a liaison between the coops and specialty coffee buyers, the Union works with cooperative leaders to execute social projects: building schools, maintaining roads, and improving community access to clean water.


At Necessary we work with a small group of trusted supply chain partners who share our commitment to the pursuit of long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with the coffee producing communities that we buy from.

Our foundational sourcing partnerships go back multiple years. Though Necessary was founded in 2019, our sister company, Passenger, has existed since 2014. During countless trips to coffee producing countries, our sourcing team has been presented with the same question over and over: "what will it take for you to buy more of our crop." Necessary was created to answer this question—to be a home for these delicious coffees that are equally deserving of a good price, and present the everyday flavors most coffee consumers look for.

A washing station in south-western Ethiopia operated by one of the Kata Muduga member cooperatives

Coffee being dried at one of the Long Miles processing sites in Muramvya Province, Burundi

Since our start in 2019, all Necessary coffees have been sourced in close collaboration with the same small group of supply chain partners: Osito Coffee and the Divino Niño producer group in Colombia, the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, and the Kata Muduga Farmer’s Cooperative Union in Ethiopia.

New Compostable Coffee Bags

Necessary's new 325g plant based coffee pouches are fully compostable! These pouches can be composted in a commercial composting facility or even in your own backyard in 90 to 180 days. 

Certified by BPI® (Biodegradable Products Institute) & DIN.

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Necessary Ethiopia Compostable Coffee Pouch

From the birthplace of coffee