The coffee plant, Coffee arabica, originates in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is the world’s seventh largest producer of coffee, and Africa’s top producer, Ethiopia’s coffee production in 2018/19 is estimated at 7.25 million 60-kilo bags.
Yirgachefe coffee is grown between 1700-2200 m.a.s.l. in a region where the highest quality Arabica coffee is grown. Its uniqueness and intensity, sweet flavor and aroma make this predominantly berry profile coffee bean give it a rich and smooth taste.
Snug against Sidamo and Yirgache in the Oromia zone, the Gujji zone coffee is grown between 1500-2100 m.a.s.l. It’s known for having a sweetly tart acidity and its taste ranges from sweet lemon candy and floral tea to heavy green melon and rose flavors, with a bright and winey yet balanced feel.
The Sidama coffee comes from a region in southern Ethiopia where the ideal soil type, climate altitude, rainfall and temperature combine to make it the largest supplier of washed coffee in the country. Sidama coffee is grown between 1700-1950 m.a.s.l. and its greenish gray medium sized beans are known for their sweetly flavor.
EthiopiaCoffee was founded and incorporated in Ethiopia. We are exporters of specialty, premium and commercial coffee through our well integrated quality management and special commitment to our clients.
We credit our success to dedication in quality control and tailored customer service. Our customers know that every bag of coffee we ship is inspected. And our quality-enhancing equipment—including gravity separators, graders, and sorting machines—provides you with coffee of the highest standard and consistent quality.
We harvest Ethiopia coffee in two seasons. The first coffee beans are ready for picking from May through July. The majority, however, come from the end of the year in December. The earliest maturing trees are usually ready for harvest in their 18th month after planting with yearly yields thereafter. Our trained workers selectively pick the ripe berries from the trees. This leaves the unripe and the excessively ripe ones out so that they do not contaminate the rest. Our workers spend the better part of the morning picking the ripe coffee berries after stowing their filled baskets in a shade ready for transportation.
We pay family growers on the spot after weighing the gunny bags. Our prices reflect those of mainstream auctions. In 2018, the year end sale at the Addis Ababa auction fetched $6.04 for a kilo of Arabica. This means a 50-kilo bag could attain over $350 for Grade AA during its best bidding season.
We process Ethiopia coffee beans on the same day of harvesting. We usually follow a number of steps that include:
Soon after harvesting, we transport the ripe berries to the processing plant for weighing. This is followed by de-pulping, which is the mechanical removal of the seed coat. Fermentation follows just before sun-drying for seven days. This leaves a moisture level of 11%, the market’s specification. The dried berries then return to the plant for the peeling and removal of the remaining layers that cover the seed. This is the final process before the beans go into the sorting area for grading.
ORDERS SIZES AND QUANTITIES?
We can accommodate orders beginning at one 20-foot container. If the shipment requires sisal bags, the number will range from 250 to 320 bags of 60 kg each. If bulk shipment is required, the number will range from 340 to 360 bags of 60 kg each.
Our prices are usually calculated on a Free-On-Board basis. However, for some shipment destinations, we can also calculate based on Cost and Freight.
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