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Washed Yirgacheffe Grade-2 New Crop

Region: The Yirgacheffe region lies as an island in the middle of Sidamo. It was recognized as a distinct region in the 1960's and set apart for the exceptional citrus and floral flavors found in its washed coffees.

Altitude: 1770-2200m (5790-7210 ft)

Cup: Bright acidity, medium body, marked Jasmine and lemon flavors

Harvest: October to January

Shipment: January to July

Min Order: 4 Full Container Loads

Exports P.A.: 4,000-5,000 MT washed (Grade 2)

Washed Sidamo Grade-2 New Crop

Region: With altitudes of up to 2200 meters, Sidamo produces fine washed and exceptional unwashed coffees. Farmers hold some production as natural to spread their income through the year as red cherries for washed coffees do not keep long if stored. For those visiting this region, we highly recommend staying at the Aregash Lodge near Yirgalem where visitors can see a range of wildlife and also the lodge's own coffee plantation.

Altitude: 1550-2200 m (5080-7210 ft)

Cup: Bright acidity, medium body with spicy and citrus flavors

Harvest: October to January

Shipment: February to September

Min Order: 8 Full Container Loads

Exports P.A.: 23,000 MT washed (Grade 2), 17,000 unwashed (Grade 4)

Sun Dried Djimmah Grade-5 Current Crop

Region: The bulk of Ethiopia's natural coffee exports come from Djimmah. Often used in blends, it commands a premium over other African unwashed Arabicas due to its clean cup and good flavour. The bulk of Djimmah coffee comes from the Illubabor region which has an altitude of 1750 to 2000 m and is about 600 kms from Addis.

Altitude: 1650-2000 m (5410-6550 ft)

Cup: Light acidity, full bodied with a fruity straw flavor

Harvest: November to January

Shipment: February to September

Min Order: 2 Full Container Loads

Exports P.A.: 38,000 MT unwashed (Grade 5)

Washed Limmu Grade-2 New Crop

Region: Regarded as secondary to Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, Limu washed coffee still has a distinctive winey flavour. The Limu bean is flatter than the other washed coffees. Although predominantly a smallholder produced coffee, there are some government-owned plantations in Limu.

Altitude: 1400-2100 m (4590-6880 ft)

Cup: Medium acidity and body with a distinct winey flavour. A well balanced cup.

Harvest: November to January

Shipment: February to September

Min Order: 2 Full Container Loads

Washed Bebeka Grade-2 New Crop

Region: In the far south-west of the country, are found the government owned coffee plantations of Teppi/Bebeka. The production from Teppi/Bebeka is less well known on the world market than other Ethiopian coffees. With a limited production, these coffees still offer opportunities for those looking for a well-balanced cup, with a distinct 'wild' Ethiopian flavour. A large privately owned plantation has been started in Teppi and sells its coffee as Gamadro with an annual production of 700-800 tons.

Altitude: Teppi 1100-1900 m (3600-6230 ft), Bebeka 950-1285 m (3110-4210 ft)

Cup: Teppi - Low to medium acidity, well rounded with smooth aftertaste.
Bebeka - Light acidity, medium to good body, light citrus flavor

Harvest: August/September to October

Shipment: 2 Full Container Loads

Min Order: 2 Full Container Loads

Exports P.A.: 3'000-4'000 MT washed (Teppi Grade 2)
2'000-2'500 MT washed (Bebeka Grade 2)