Ethiopia is definitely the first country appearing in our favourite and “must – have” list. To be known as motherland of coffee arabica, coffee in Ethiopia gets famous by its distinctly unique flavours of wildly fruited and floral, winey and very complex taste due to the mixture of varieties and climate.
Ethiopia itself accounts for only around 3% of the global coffee market. Coffee is important to the economy of Ethiopia. Around 60% of foreign income comes from coffee, with an estimated 15 million of the population relying on some aspect of coffee production for their livelihood. (Source: Wikipedia.org).
Coffee plays a very important role in the social and cultural life of Ethiopia. Important events often start with a “coffee ceremony”. People spend hours together to roast coffee freshly, then young people serving coffee to elders, guest are invited to show their respect and friendship. Coffee ceremony is used to introduce and establish politicians in the society. About 50 % of the Ethiopian coffee production is consumed in the domestic market.
|Farm name / Cooperative||Amaro Gayo|
|Varieties||Wild Ethiopian varieties|
|Altitude||1800 - 2000 Masl|
|Roasting degree||medium/dark roast|
|Notes of||Pineapple, floral, sweet and balanced|
|Date of roasting||on the label|
|Expired date||on the label|
|Enjoyable recommendation||Handfilter: Chemex, Hario V60; French - press|