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Coffee Meets Rich Culture & Tradition

Ethiopia is a country known and admired throughout the world for its excellent specialty coffee. "The Birthplace of Coffee" as many call it for its ancient history of coffee tradition where some 12 centuries ago coffee is believed to have been discovered.

The country is Africa's largest coffee exporter and the 5th in the world with several regions that have excellent conditions for growing exceptionally high quality coffee.

Our Coffee Growing Regions

Sidamo green coffees are grown in the Province of Sidamo in the Ethiopian highlands at elevations from 1,500 up to 2,200 meters above sea level. These elevations qualify the beans as Strictly High Grown (SHG) / Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) – elevations where the best Ethiopian coffees grow more slowly and therefore have more time to absorb nutrients and develop more robust flavors based on the local climate and soil conditions.

Altitude: 1550-2200m (5080-7210 ft.) Washed & Sun Dried Bright acidity, Medium body with spicy and citrus flavors.


Yirgacheffe coffee Known for its sweet flavor and aroma with a light to medium body. It is spicy and fragrant, and are frequently reviewed and rated as some of the highest quality Arabica coffees in the world. A fine Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee displays a bright acidity along with intense, clean tastes and a complexity of floral notes in the aroma, sometimes with a hint of toasted coconut. Cupping notes frequently mention the aftertaste being vibrant, and the coffee may exhibit undertones of berry or wine.

Altitude: 1770-2200m (5790-7210 ft.) Washed & Sun Dried Bright acidity, medium body marked jasmine and lemon flavors.


Ethiopian Harrar short berry coffees are known for their heavy body with spicy and fragrant flavors. A wild and exotic dry processed coffee, Harrar coffee is known for its winey and fruity, floral-toned acidity, very bright in the cup with a rich and pungent, heady aroma that displays notes of blackberries.

Altitude: 1510-2120m (4950-6950 ft.) Sun Dried Medium to light acidity, full body, and strong mocha flavor with blueberry notes.


Limu coffee is a high-quality wet-processed (washed) Ethiopian coffee that exhibits a relatively low acidity yet is somewhat sharp. The brewed cup is distinguished by its well-balanced body (mouth feel) and noticeable winey and spicy flavors, often fruit-toned, pleasantly sweet and vibrant with floral overtones.

Altitude: 1400-2100m (4590-6880 ft.) Washed & Sun Dried A well-balanced cup, medium acidity and body with distinct winy flavors.


An excellent, low-acid Ethiopian coffee when it is wet-processed (washed).A natural sun dried coffee; fair light medium acidity, good heavy body, best quality; hard balanced cup flavor. A coffee with tastes, that have a hint of nuttoned aroma; and pleasant after taste are the attraction in this coffee.

Altitude: 1400-2100m (4590-6880 ft.) Washed & Sun Dried A well balanced cup, medium acidity and body with distinct winy flavor.


Nekemte Coffee is known for its pleasant acidity and healthy body and exhibits a slight yet distinct fruity flavor. This coffee has good acidity, medium body and pleasant body and pleasant fruity flavor. A gourmet grade coffee that brings strength laced with flavor.

Altitude: 1700-2200m (5570-7210 ft.) Washed & Sun Dried Good acidity, medium body with fruity finish.


Alpha Green Coffee Importer works with the best in the trade and we are proud to only source from partners that meet and exceed industry standards with world-renowned accreditations that include USDA Organic, Fair Trade, UTZ Certified, Rainforest Alliance Certification, among others.

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