The Uniqueness of Ethiopian Coffee

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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Ethiopian coffee is rightly known as highland coffee by consumers. The diversified types of Coffee arabica in the country, growing in an ideal environment has allowed Ethiopia to be attractive to the world coffee market. It has a great deal to offer in the way of gourmet, specialty and organic coffees. Ethiopian coffee is rich in acidity and body. It possesses an aromatic and sweet flavor and is characterized by winey, spicy notes and the world famous mocha tastes so highly prized by connoisseurs. Because it has so much to offer, it can be enjoyed as a single varietal and it can also be blended with coffees from other origins to upgrade them.

Some of the specialty coffees of Ethiopia

Ethiopian is known for its great quality of coffee, but within Ethiopia there are an abundance of varieties. Some of the most desired and highest quality is listed below.

Coffee Growing Area of Ethiopia

  1. Harar; this is produced in the eastern highland of Ethiopia. The bean is medium in size, with a greenish-yellow color. It has medium acidity and full body with a distinctive mocha flavor. It is one of the best premium coffees in the world.
  1. Sidama; has a medium sized bean, greenish-gray in color. Sidama washed coffee, known for its balanced taste and good flavor, is called sweet coffee. It has fine acidity and good body and is produced in the southern part of the country. It is always blended for gourmet of specialty coffee.
  1. Yiregacheffe: it has an intense flavor known as flora. The washed Yiregacheffe is one of the best highland grown coffees. It has fine acidity and rich body. Many consumers are attracted to its delicate fine flavor and are willing to pay a premium for it.
  1. Wollega (Nekempte): this is produced in western Ethiopia and the medium to bold bean is mainly known for its fruity taste. It has a greenish-brown color, with good acidity and body. There are many roasters who put this flavor n their blends, but it can also be sold as an original gourmet or special origin flavor.
  1. Limmu: this is known for its spicy and wine flavor and attracts many consumers, especially in Europe and USA. It has good acidity and body and the washed Limmu is a premium coffee. It has a medium-sized bean, and it greenish-blue color and mostly round in shape.

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