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Our coffees from Ethiopia




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About Ethiopia

Known as the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a northern African nation steeped in history. Bordering Somalia to the East, and Eritrea to the north, it remains surprisingly politically and economically stable given its neighbours. Exporting through the port of Djibouti, Ethiopia exports over 3m bags of coffee per annum. Mountainous, forested and arid desserts, Ethiopia has a vast array of landscapes and climates. Central Government is managed from the Capital city of Addis Ababa – one of the highest cities in Africa, and base for one of the United Nations largest headquarters.

About Ethiopia Coffee

Ethiopia is not only the largest coffee producer in Africa, it also has the largest domestic consumption on the continent too. This well-developed domestic consumption of coffee has been driven by the long history with coffee the country has: home to the famous “Kaldi”, the goat herder who supposedly first discovered coffee’s ‘caffeinated’ qualities. Many coffee species are indigenous to Ethiopia, with Heirloom now the most common. Coffee is produced in a number of regional zones to the west and south of the capital Addis Ababa, most famously Sidamo and Yirgacheffe. Bench Maji, a lesser known zone to the west of Djimma is starting to make a name for itself in the exporting world, as coffee aficionados look further afield for more exotic coffees. Ethiopia has an abundance of varied flavour profiles – depending on the process and region the coffee is produced – from strawberry fruit, to mango, passion fruit and pineapple. If sweet juicy fruits are your thing – Ethiopia is the answer.


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