Ethiopia

The Birthplace of Coffee

From its impressive altitude up to nearly two miles above sea level, the birthplace of coffee has produced favor favorites of coffee lovers worldwide. Ethiopia is Africa’s largest producer of coffee and seventh in the world. From the celebrated Harrar, where all coffee is fruit, to the lush, deep-soiled region of Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia has delivered the world’s most distinctive coffee.

Local Production
Over 12 million people in Ethiopia are involved in the cultivation and picking of coffee, and coffee remains a central part of Ethiopian culture. The farms are mainly smallholders. Most Ethiopian high-quality coffees are wet-processed varieties with the exception being found in Harrar where dry-processing is often utilized.

Growing Regions
Ethiopia has nine distinct growing regions: Yirgacheffe, Sidamo, Harrar, Bebeka, Teppi, Limu, Djimma, Illubabor, Lekempti, Wellega and Gimbi. The key regions are: Sidamo, Limu, Yirgacheffe, Harrar & Djimma.

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