Ethiopia offers an intoxicating range of coffees, quite distinct from each other. In the north, you have the Harrars - famous for blueberry and fruity notes, smoothness and richness, full body; elegant and classy. In the south, you get the tangy and vibrant Sidamos and Yirgacheffes (Yirgacheffe is actually a sub-region of Sidamo) with nuts, spices, and citrus/lemon notes that dance together and seduce the palate.
Coffee's roots lie in Ethiopia
And it makes sense that Ethiopia offers such phenomenal coffees - the origins of coffee lie deep within its history. Coffee is said to have been discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi. He noticed that when his goats ate berries from the coffee tree, they acted strangely. He investigated further and ate some of the berries himself - and carried them back to his villiage for everyone to try. The rest, my friends, is history.
A sip of an Ethiopian coffee takes you back in time. You are drinking the first bean ever brewed!
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