Ethiopian Harrar Coffee
Ethiopian Harrar is undoubtedly a bold coffee for the strong hearted It’s time to sip away some of the heartiest brews from the ‘Horn of Africa’- a captivating flavor you can find virtually everywhere in the home and hearth of Ethiopia.
The rolling high plateaus and rugged mountains of Ethiopia have long been host to a venerated ensemble of Arabica coffee beans. The sprawling terrains of this highly populated African country were destined to be the home to the most stimulating drink of the world, coffee. As legends and myths go abound, Ethiopia was recognized as the birth-place of coffee. Wild coffee berries growing happily on the Ethiopian mountainous inclines and forests harvested by the local country folks. Unlike the other major coffee producing countries, coffee in Ethiopia was not established and traded as cash crops. A bulk share of country’s coffee produce is consumed internally while the rest goes for wholesale trades. Ethiopia can boast for producing world’s finest gourmet coffees ranking among the first ten producers of specialty coffee beans round the globe.
Depending on the process sophistications, Ethiopian coffees can be divided into prominent categories like, the wet-processed and the dry-processed lots. The region of Harrar produces its distinctively chocolaty light-acidic coffees that are processed naturally. Locked in between the Sudan and Eritrean plains, cradled in the Nile basin the eastern Ethiopian Harrar coffees come up with the masked blueberry & blackberry hints and tantalizing smell.
The matchless Ethiopian Harrar coffees know how to please the drinkers’ appetite. It’s a balance between the berry tastes and the earthy aroma with the quintessential mocha delight. Cupped in a complex and rich body, Harrar coffee beans definitely help you keep your sunny side up. You’ll love to experience the citrus sweetness mingled with a cleaner taste of low-acid coffees.
Coffee Growing Region:
The naturally sun-dried beans cultivated at an elevation of 1500-2100 meters above the sea level enjoy a moderately wet & dry climate. Ethiopian Harrar coffees are harvested during October to February along with an ensemble of other wild plants like, bamboo trees, cardamom, pepper and fruit trees. Ethiopian shade-grown coffees use less chemical fertilizers and thrive in a peaceful coexistence under the forest canopies. Harrar coffees are no exception. They are profound in taste with the earthy aroma and are best known for their ‘garden coffee’ stature. African and Ethiopian coffees are hugely characterized for their wine and fruity acidity borne out of the wet subtropical climate.
Why Buy This Coffee:
If you are looking for some single-origin, micro-region coffee profiles you have to explore the diverse cupping notes from the eastern provinces of Ethiopia. The Islamic city of Harrar has been a major trade center in the Arabian peninsular and a link to the rest of the world through its major ports. Not only that, Harrar has been associated with major coffee exports from the East African zone celebrated for its traditional cultivation techniques. The truly authentic garden coffee flavor of Harrar will definitely boost your coffee craving.
It’s fun to delve into the unfathomable richness of the ‘Killer’ taste that gets even better when cupped as medium roasted filter coffee or an espresso blend. Hints of rare blueberry and the red fruits enhance the layered complexity of the flavor.
The best way to cater to your coffee quest is to connect to the online suppliers and distributors of Ethiopian Harrar coffees. Get the taste of premium quality harvests at lucrative packages and discounts with the assurance that the farmers are paid their deserved premiums.
The Ethiopian Coffee Exchange regulates the coffee prices and encourages transparency through direct selling from the washing stations. It’s a great endeavor to rope in the small scale farmers and harvesters of these most distinguishable ‘garden-coffee’ harvests for a global outreach.
Many of our certified Ethiopian offerings come from Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU), a small-farmers owned cooperative union which has members from all coffee growing areas in Oromia regional state. Established in 1999 to facilitate the direct export of coffee produced by small farmers cooperatives, OCFCU works exclusively in Oromia Regional State, which accounts for 65 percent of the country’s total coffee growing land. Oromia, have been internationally recognized for their implementation of farmer support programs.
OCFCU has an excellent reputation for supporting its members and their communities. The Union pays 70% of its net profit back to the cooperatives, who in turn pay 70% of their profit to the member farmers. Farmers benefit by being paid three times in one season, allowing for greater stability. This strategy of support has enabled OCFCU to grow from 34 primary cooperatives representing 22,691 household farmers to 217 primary cooperatives representing 200,000 household farmers. OCFCU maintains a members bank to provide much needed pre-harvest financing, a major impediment for Ethiopian farmers. They also provide their
Good fruity complexity
Dried fruit, Spice, berry
full body, creamy