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A Great Gastronomy Experience For Coffee Lovers On This Unique Ethiopian Coffee Tour #2

Created with Sketch. Addis Ababa Ethiopia
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Duration

14 Days /13 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Overview

The birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is revered for its beans. It produces some of the best single-origin coffees in the world. On this 13 Day tour you will dig deeper into this region and find out what makes this coffee-growing country so special. We’ll look at the rich history of coffee as well as the current state of coffee in this East African nation.

Ethiopia produces some of the most unique and fascinating coffees in the world in three main regions where Ethiopia coffee beans originate. These include Harrar, Ghimbi, and Sidamo (Yirgacheffe). Ethiopian Arabica Coffee Beans. Ethiopian Harrar coffee beans are grown on small farms in the eastern part of the country.

On Arrival in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia you will visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) particularly its coffee quarter. You will also stop at Tomoca, the oldest coffee outlet in Addis Ababa.

Dinner will be at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel and wake refreshed to continue on your Coffee Lovers Unique Ethiopian Coffee Tour.

As with all Walkbout Branded Tours and Experiences we tell you when and where we start from and end. What happens in-between is pure impulse and adventure depending on your desired time frame and experience. So times, schedule and locations will change without notice as we feel that the more time you spend on the tour locations the greater the local experience.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On Day 4 we visit the people in the Dorze Mountains in the northwest of Arba Minch. You will have coffee in traditional Dorze huts made of bamboo.
  • In the afternoon you will have boat excursion on Lake Chamo.
  • Overnight hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1 Addis Ababa
Day 1  Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
Visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) particularly its coffee quarter. You will also stop at Tomoca, the oldest coffee outlet in Addis Ababa.
Dinner will be at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant.
Overnight hotel.

Day 2 Drive to Hosaina
Day 2 Drive to Hosaina

Drive to Hosaina with stop to have coffee with the local community.
Overnight hotel.

Day 3 Arba Minch
Day 3  Arba Minch

Continue to Arba Minch across the land of the Welayta people who grow coffee in family owned small farms.
Overnight hotel.

Day 4 Dorze Mountains
Day 4  Dorze Mountains

Visit the Dorze Mountains and the people who live in the mountains northwest of Arba Minch. You will have coffee in a traditional Dorze huts made of bamboo. In the afternoon you will have boat excursion on Lake Chamo. Overnight hotel.

Day 5 Drive to Hawassa
Day 5  Drive to Hawassa

Drive to Hawassa in the land of the Sidama people, known for growing coffee.
Overnight hotel.

Day 6 Yirgalem
Day 6  Yirgalem

In the morning we stop at the fish market at Lake Hawassa, which is also one of the best birding sites in Ethiopia.
Continue to Yirgalem to walk in coffee plantations of the Sidama people and have coffee with them.
Overnight hotel.

Day 7 Gedio Coffee Farmers
Day 7 Gedio Coffee Farmers

Drive to Yirgachefe to visit Gedio coffee farmers. Yirgachefe coffee is regarded one of the best coffee from Ethiopia.
Overnight hotel.

Day 8 Drive to Aleta Wondo
Day 8 Drive to Aleta Wondo

Drive to Aleta Wondo to visit coffee plantations and processing centers of the Sidama people. Overnight hotel.

Day 9 Drive to Adama
Day 9 Drive to Adama

Drive to Adama with stops at Shashemne to visit a Rastafarian family and to have Ethiopian coffee with them.
Overnight hotel.

Day 10 Harar Mountains
Day 10 Harar Mountains

Drive to the Harar Mountains, which is the center of the highly praised Harar coffee. Overnight hotel.

Day 11 Explore in the old walled city of Harar
Day 11 Explore in the old walled city of Harar

Spend the day exploring in the old walled city of Harar.
You will have coffee ceremony in a traditional Harar home.
Overnight hotel.

Day 12 Excrusion to Dire Dawa
Day 12 Excrusion to Dire Dawa

Excrusion to Dire Dawa, considered to be the second largest city in Ethiopia. Visit its market including the coffee quarter.
Overnight hotel.

Day 13 and 14 Day of Departure.
Day 13 and 14 Day of Departure.

Day 13- Drive to Addis.
Overnight hotel.

Day 14- Day of Departure.

Included/Exclude

  • -Hotel accommodation on double/twin room arrangement
  • -Meals
  • -Bottled water
  • -Ground transportation
  • -Boat on Lake Chamo
  • -Entrance fees
  • -Guiding fees
  • -International flight
  • -Expense of personal nature such as telephone call and laundry
  • -Alcoholic drinks

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Addis Ababa Ethiopia

FAQs

What is coffee called in Ethiopia?
The ground coffee is slowly stirred into the black clay coffee pot locally known as 'jebena', which is round at the bottom with a straw lid. Due to the archaic method used by Ethiopians, the ground result can be called anything but even, so the coffee is strained through a fine sieve several times.
What does Ethiopian coffee taste like?
The flavour is inimitable, sensitive and delicate; from Ethiopian coffee one can sense notes of jasmine flower, bergamot and blueberry in aftertaste. The body of the coffee is not very strong and acidity is mild and pleasant. In general, Ethiopian coffees are heavy and winey or floral and tea like.
Is Ethiopian coffee the best?
Here are our top picks for the best Ethiopian coffee: Volcanica Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee. Coffee Bean Dark Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. ... Single Origin Ethiopian Harrar Organic Coffee

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