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Ethiopian Coffee Beans

Ethiopian Coffee Beans

Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee. In Ethiopia, we find a fascinating range of enticing aromatics and flavors in the cup. What makes Ethiopian coffee so special?

When we tell the origin story about coffee, it must be the story of Ethiopian coffee. It is in the forests of the Kaffa region of the west and the adjacent Boma Plateau where coffea arabica developed under a canopy of tall forest trees. Coffee is "bun" or "buna" in Ethiopia, so "coffee bean" is quite possibly a an interpretation of "Kaffa bun". 

We consider Ethiopian coffees to be some of the best in the world, and the greater genetic diversity of the Ethiopian coffee shrub is likely part of the reason.

Unique varieties matter, but also their adaptation to the diverse growing regions, from Guji, Sidama and Yirga cheffe / Gedeo zones of the south, to Harar in the east and Jimma, Agaro, Gera, Kaffa and Wollega in the west. Read More.

Normal Coffee Co Ethiopian Coffee Beans

Our In-stock coffee beans change often at Normal Coffee Co. Specific coffees from the region that we roast are below. Click here to shop fresh roasted single origin coffee beans. If your bean isn't in stock, check our other similar flavor profiles or contact us for suggestions.

Ethiopia Dry Process Dari Kidame

  • Fruits are well-integrated into the coffee's sweetness, and acidity is bright for dry process. Date sugar, orange marmalade, mango, and aromatic cedar. Intense chocolate and a blueberry hint in dark roasts. See our source.

Ethiopia Gera Telila

  • Light roasts make a stellar pour over brew, brown sugar candies, pressed cane juice, honey florals, in between which we catch glimpses of cranberry, blackberry, orange creamsicle, and brilliant acidity. See our Source.

Ethiopia Lekempti G4

  • Ethiopia, the homeland of Arabica coffee, might only produce 3-4% of the world’s coffee supply, but the variety of character that comes from this origin is astounding. Out of the many coffee-growing districts in the country, a few stand out from the crowd with their highly distinctive cup profiles. Among these is Lekempti, which gets its name from the market town of Nekemte, where all of the coffee grown in the area passes through. Nekemte’s location as a trading hotspot is ideal. The bustling city sits at the center of the road network that spans south-western Ethiopia Many much-loved Ethiopian coffees are known for their bright acidity, but Lekempti coffee is appreciated for its smoother acidity, balance, and delicate fruit flavors. Lekempti coffee is primarily cultivated in Welega, a province to the west of Addis Ababa, where coffee is mostly grown in forest or semi-forest land and naturally processed. The majority of the population in Welega is of the Oromo ethnic group, recognized as the first people to cultivate coffee, and has a long history with the plant that intertwines deeply with Oromo culture. See our Source