The Sidamo coffee comes from an area to the south of Addis Ababa. The coffee is grown at altitudes of between 1600 and 1900 meters. Our preference is the washed coffee from this area, known as Sidamo grade 2 and we also appreciate the more rare Grade 1. In this area also an unwashed coffee is produced; Sidamo Grade 4.
Around the city of Yirgacheffe, which is actually in the Sidamo region, coffee is mostly grown at smaller plantations at a altitude of about 1900 above sea level. Many of the coffee plantations are part of a cooperation.
In the southwest of Ethiopia lies the city/town of Jimma. The largest percentage of Djimmah coffee comes from the nearby region of Illubabor. Djimmah coffee accounts for about 50% of the total export of coffee from Ethiopia. Best known is the Grade 5 coffee, which is also known as Mocca Djimmah.