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Ethiopia Tepi G4 RFA Natural - Gemadro Estate

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$3.43 / lb $453.71 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status ETA Aug 2022
Lot Number P609355-1
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About This Coffee

Country of Origin Ethiopia
Harvest Season 2022/23
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT LIMM GEM G4
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties, Typica
Region Tepi
Farm Name Gemadro Estate
Growing Altitude 1750-1950m
Soil Sandy - clay loam
Certifications Rainforest Alliance Certified

History of Coffee in Ethiopia 

Coffee is ancient in Ethiopia, but coffee farming is not. By the end of the 9th Century coffee was actively being cultivated in Ethiopia as food, but probably not as a beverage. It was the Arab world that developed brewing. Even as coffee became an export for Ethiopia in the late 1800’s, Ethiopian coffee was the result of gathering rather than agricultural practices. A hundred years ago, plantations, mostly in Harar, were still the exception, while “Kaffa” coffee from the southwest was still harvested wild. In 1935, William Ukers wrote: “Wild coffee is also known as Kaffa coffee, from one of the districts where it grows most abundantly in a state of nature. The trees grow in such profusion that the possible supply, at a minimum of labor in gathering, is practically unlimited. It is said that in south-western Abyssinia there are immense forests of it that have never been encroached upon except at the outskirts.” 

Growing Coffee in Ethiopia

As the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is home to more species of coffee plants than any place on earth, much of it still growing wild, and much of it still undiscovered. All Ethiopian coffee is Arabica and at least 150 varieties are commercially cultivated. Traditionally, these have simply been labelled as “heirloom varietals”; however, this is changing as the Jimma Agricultural Research Center works to identify species. Although there are a few estates in Ethiopia, 95% of coffee is grown by small land holders in a wide variety of environments, including “coffee forests” where coffee grows wild and is harvested by the local people. All specialty grade Ethiopian Coffee is grown above 4,000 feet and most above 6,000. In the highlands of Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, coffee can grow above 7,000 feet.

  • Status Afloat
  • Region Tepi
  • Farm Name Gemadro Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Rainforest Alliance Certified
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties, Typica
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT LIMM GEM G4
  • Growing Altitude 1750-1950m
  • Country of Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse TBA
  • Soil Sandy - clay loam
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  • CTRM Contract Number P609355-1