Ethiopian Coffee Beans and Brands Analysed by East to Middle East Fze

The roasting of darkly colored and slightly acidic coffee beans is the major part of the preparation of coffee. The stimulating effect makes consumers to drink it. According to the latest studies, it is slightly good for health. The most common bean variants are Robusta and Arabica and both of them were originated in Ethiopia.

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Various Ethiopian Coffee Types

Coffees from Ethiopia have a different level of quality. They are processed naturally or washed. The processing method defines the final taste of it. These are categorized according to this flavor. Some of their common types are:

1. Sidamo

Among others, Sidamo is less costly but still have high quality. The green and raw bean can be dried and processed to store for many years. But once they’re roasted, they can’t be stored for long.

2. Yirgacheffe

They have a sweet flavor and smell when treated with toasted coconut. Also, they have spicy, fragrant and considered as the best high grown coffees.

3. Harrar

It is also a spicy and fragrant producing berry. It looks bright and feels fruity. This is a form of Arabica beans grown in Harrar.

4. Limu

These are soft and have a flowery taste, with the suggestions of citrus. They undergo wet processing and have less fragrant than others.

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History of Coffees Brands in Ethiopia

The coffee plants were born in Abyssinia. The place is currently known as Ethiopia. It was used as a drink since the 9th century. Before they considered as a drink they grew on trees in the Kaffa forested region.

Now, this is an important export commodity of Sidamo and Kaffa and known as Arabica. The World’s 70% of coffees are from there. There is also another variety called robusta which mainly used in blends. It will take four years to get the berries after planting. Their taste will have differences due to the region they are made. One of the greatest coffees you can get is Harrar.

What Makes Harrar’s Coffees So Great?

They are grown in Ethiopia, where the world’s best beans are produced. This is what makes them so special. These are full-bodied, spicy and fragrant and dry processed and it is considered an Arabica. the Oromia region is where they grew. This place is also known as the Harrar region. This place is located in the southern part of the country.

The costs of Harrar can vary from place to place. But mostly it will be less than thirty dollars. You can purchase coffee from shops of Ethiopia, international food markets or online stores. But when purchasing them try to ensure that they hundred percent pure. Going to the Ethiopia shops will give you more details about them.

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Ethiopian coffee beans have the best taste in the world. The country has a very interesting history of its production. So next time when you are going for purchase, buy some Harrar beans and experience its flavor by yourself. Quality and taste are always their trademark.

The author of the article is a marketing expert who’s working at East to Middle East Fze. He has 5 years of work experience and interested in writing blogs about the food product industry.