Types of Ethiopian Coffee by Region

Ethiopia Is The Birthplace Of The Arabica Coffee Bean, And Its Coffee Environment Is Exceedingly Complex. Coffee Is Classified As Either Natural Or Washed, Depending On The Place Where It Was Cultivated (Often In The Same Region).

Ethiopian Yirgacheffee ይርጋጨፌ

 

Growing Altitude1,800 – 2,100 meters above sea level
Arabica Variety:Ethiopian Heirloom
Harvest Period:October – December
Milling Process:Washed or Sundried
Aroma:Floral, Sweet
Flavor:Complex, Fruity, Floral, Lemon
Body:Medium to Light
Acidity:Sweet, Citric, Soft
Grades Available:1, 2
Background

Yirgacheffe is a micro district (or “woreda,” a “administrative division of Ethiopia”) in the Gedeo Zone of southern Ethiopia. The Gedeo zone, which is located in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), is recognized for producing well-balanced cups with nuanced flavors and acidity.

Yirgacheffe is located in the Gedeo Zone, at an elevation of between 1,800 and 2,100 meters above sea level. Because coffee is grown at high altitudes and in certain methods, under the forest canopy, this woreda has a lot of lush green foliage, which provides optimal growing conditions for coffee plantations. The Yirgacheffe region produces Ethiopia’s best and most complex characteristics, with wet-processed Yirgacheffe coffee accounting for the majority of Yirgacheffe coffee. Although organically dried beans from this region are gaining popularity.

Some of the best Yirgacheffe coffees have qualities that are similar to the best Sidamo coffees. Fruit flavors, sharp acidity, and a smooth, clean mouth feel are among these features. The acidity is sharp, and it’s frequently accompanied by a lemony flavor and incredible sweetness. Another distinguishing feature of this coffee is its light body and herbaceous flavor.

Ethiopian Sidamo Coffees ሲዳሞ

Growing Altitude1,550 – 2,500 meters above sea level
Arabica Variety:Ethiopian Heirloom
Harvest Period:October – December
Milling Process:Full Washed
Aroma:Floral, Citrus, Cocoa
Flavor:Herbal, Lemony
Body:Soft yet smooth body
Acidity:Citrusy and Bright
Grades Available:2
Background

The Sidamo Zone is located in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), and is called for the Sidama people. The Sidamo