Harvest – October thru December
2010 Arabica Export Production = 3,324,032 60kg bags
Within Ethiopia, there are three main growing regions – Harrar, Ghimbi and Sidamo (also known as Yirgacheffe). Almost all coffee in Ethiopia is cultivated on small farms with the exception of some larger, government run estates. Ethiopian coffees are mostly grown under shade and with little to no use of chemicals.
Ethiopian Harrar hails from the eastern part of the country and is dry-processed. They are labeled Mocha or peaberry, longberry or shortberry.
Ghimbi is in the western part of the country. These coffees are wet-processed.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or Sidamo is considered to produce some of the finest coffees in the world.