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Ethiopian Coffee beans | introduction of 74158 Coffee beans from Sita Veni processing Plant in Sidamo

Published: 2024-04-16 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/04/16, In Africa, there are many coffee producing countries, including an ancient country with a history of 3,000 years of civilization, and it is recognized as the birthplace of coffee, that is, Ethiopia. The name "coffee" also comes from the Kaffa Forest in southwestern Ethiopia, and Ethiopia is now an important coffee.

In Africa, there are many coffee producing countries, including an ancient country with 3,000 years of civilization and recognized birthplace of coffee, that is Ethiopia. The name "coffee" also comes from the Kaffa Forest in southwestern Ethiopia, which is now an important coffee producer, the largest Arabica producer in Africa, and has more than 10,000 coffee varieties.


Ethiopia, located in the center of the Horn of Africa and on the East African Plateau southwest of the Red Sea, is a landlocked country. It borders Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Eritrea. The territory is dominated by mountain plateaus, most of which are Ethiopian plateaus, accounting for 2x3 of the country, and the East African Rift Valley runs through the whole territory, with an average elevation of nearly 3000 meters, which is known as the roof of Africa.

Affected by high altitude, Ethiopia has an average annual temperature of 16 ℃, which is roughly divided into dry season and rainy season. The country is rich in water resources and has nearly 50 volcanoes. Under the influence of volcanic ash, the fertile land, coupled with high-altitude mountains, suitable climate, Ethiopia has unique natural conditions to grow coffee.

Sidamo producing area

Ethiopia has many well-known coffee producing areas, such as Sidamo, Jima, Haller, Guji and Yirgacheffe. Qianjie Coffee has a washed Yejashefi coffee bean, as an entry selection, with jasmine, orange, berry fruit flavor, lemon acid, soft taste.

After 1995 Ethiopia adopted a federal system and the local government replanned according to the major ethnic settlements and languages out of respect for the culture of all ethnic groups in the country. In this way, Sidama was placed under the jurisdiction of the new Southern National language Autonomous Prefecture, which was renamed as the original historical name: Sidama. But at that time, in order to strengthen the promotion of the uniqueness of coffee in the country, the Ethiopian government applied for a patent for the names of three producing areas in 2004, choosing the old name Sidamo ®as the registration of Cedama Coffee. Until now, domestic consumers have always been used to calling the coffee here "Sidamo". Sidamo straddles the fertile highlands south of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa, with an elevation of 1400-2200m and an annual rainfall of 1200-2000 mm. High altitude, sufficient Rain Water, pleasant climate and rich geological nutrients provide an ideal environment for growing coffee.

Santa Vini processing plant

In the Sidamo area, there are many coffee processing plants, among which DWD is the more famous company in the Sidamo area, with 17 coffee processing plants and the largest number of Coffee processing plants in the Sidamo region. It has Gauss, Santa Veni and other processing plants. The Santa Vini processing plant, which is about 40 minutes from the town of Santa Veni, is one of DWD's high-altitude processing plants. The area where Santa Vini is located has a drier climate and lower average temperatures, so it takes longer to process coffee berries.

Digital variety

In Ethiopia, because there are too many varieties of coffee and it is difficult to distinguish, it is generally referred to as the original species or Heirloom. In recent years, some digital beans began to appear, such as 74110, 74112, 74158 and so on. These varieties are opened by the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre (JARC), one of the Federal Agricultural Research centres in Ethiopia, and are designed to improve resistance to pests and diseases and increase yields. JARC identified and planted 639 different coffee bean varieties in 15 regions from 1973 to 1975. Among these samples, a total of 13 beans performed well, with high yield, disease resistance, drought resistance and good flavor, so JARC classified these beans as "1974/1975CBD-Rexistent Selections". That is, the numbering series, and the common ones are 74110 and 74158. The first two digits, 74x75, refer to the year in which they were found, while the number after 74ap75 is the variety number.

Qianjie Coffee Sidamo Santavini 74158 Coffee Bean production area: Sidamo treatment Station: DWD Santa Veni treatment Plant altitude: 2050 m treatment: 96 hours anaerobic sun drying varieties: 74158 flavor: fermented wine pineapple citrus tropical fruit red wine

Qianjie Coffee beans this Ethiopian Santavini Coffee beans use 96 hours of anaerobic sun, light baking, Qianjie uses V60 beverages 1 ℃ 15%, 92 ℃ to cook, after brewing, you will smell fermented wine, soft acidity in the mouth, pineapple, citrus and other tropical fruit flavors, mellow and full taste, Huigan has the aroma of red wine.