With altitudes of between 4,900 to 7,200 feet above sea level, ample rainfalls, and optimal temperatures, the region has excellent climate conditions for growing coffee. Along with Harrar and Yirgacheffe, Sidamo is one of the three trademarked coffee regions in Ethiopia.
How many types of coffee are there in Ethiopia?
More than a thousand different varietals of coffee grow in Ethiopia. High elevations in the southern mountainous region make for excellent growing conditions.
Where does coffee grow in Ethiopia?
Within Ethiopia, there are three main growing regions – Harrar, Ghimbi and Sidamo (also known as Yirgacheffe). Almost all coffee in Ethiopia is cultivated on small farms with the exception of some larger, government run estates.
What percentage of the world’s coffee comes from Ethiopia?
50 percent, or even more, of coffee in the country is wet processed now, which highlights the delicate, floral notes for which the country’s coffee is known.
|Place in world as coffee exporter (19/20):||8th|
|Key Coffee Regions:||Sidamo, Limu, Yirgacheffe, Harrar & Djima|
|Typical Harvest Times:||October – December|
What is Ethiopian coffee called?
Jebena (Amharic: ጀበና) is a traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean coffee pot made of pottery. It is also used in Sudan, and the coffee itself is called buna (جبنة in Arabic).