Ethiopia, the birthpace of the coffee bean and the only place in the world where the Arabica coffe bean is grown indigenously. Its climate and growing conditions are ideal for coffee. The two main coffee growing regions are Harrar in the eastern part of the country and Yirgacheffe, in southern Ethiopia.
It is hard to summarise the taste of Ethiopian coffe beans as there are so many different varieties here. Generally speaking coffee beans from Harrar tend to be heavy bodied with a rich aroma, thanks to the dry processing process. Yirgacheffee coffee beans are more mild and aromatic with a fruity aroma similar to blueberries or blackberries.