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A Great Gastronomy Experience For Coffee Lovers On This Unique Ethiopian Coffee Tour #1

Created with Sketch. Addis Ababa Ethiopia
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Duration

13 Days/12 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.

Later in the evening 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 3 we drive to Bonga in Keffa which is believed to be the origin of coffee. The people of Keffa have very long tradition of growing coffee. You will visit coffee plantations and enjoy coffee with the people. Keffa is not only the birth place of coffee but also gave rise to the words coffee, caffeine and café.
  • 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 Jima
Day 2  Drive to Jima

Drive to Jima across the land of the Oromo and Gurage people with stops to visit local communities. Jima area is an important coffee growing part of Ethiopia.
Overnight hotel.

Day 3 Drive to Bonga in Keffa
Day 3  Drive to Bonga in Keffa

Drive to Bonga in Keffa which is believed to be the origin of coffee. The people of Keffa have a very long tradition of growing coffee. You will visit coffee plantations and enjoy coffee with the people. Keffa is not only the birth place of coffee but also gave rise to the words coffee, caffeine and café.
Overnight hotel.

Day 4 Trek to Makira
Day 4 Trek to Makira

Today you will trek to Makira, to the locality of the birth place of Coffee Arabica.
Overnight hotel.

Day 5 Drive to Bebeka
Day 5  Drive to Bebeka

Drive to Bebeka to explore the largest coffee plantation in Ethiopia.
Overnight hotel.

Day 6 Bebeka Plantation
Day 6 Bebeka Plantation

More exploration of the Bebeka plantation and drive to Jima.
Overnight hotel.

Day 7 Drive to Hawassa
Day 7 Drive to Hawassa

Drive to Hawassa across the land of the Oromo, the Welayta and Sidama people.
Overnight hotel.

Day 8 The fish market at Lake Hawassa
Day 8 The fish market at Lake Hawassa

In the morning 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 9 and 10 Drive to Yirgachefe
Day 9 and 10  Drive to Yirgachefe

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

Day 11 Drive to Aleta Wondo
Day 11  Drive to Aleta Wondo

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

Day 12 Addis Ababa via Tiya
Day 12 Addis Ababa via Tiya

Drive to Addis Ababa via Tiya, a 12th century historical site.
Overnight hotel.

Day 13 Day of Departure.
Day 13 Day of Departure.

Day of Departure.

Included/Exclude

  • -Hotel accommodation on double/twin room arrangement.
  • -Meals
  • -Bottled water
  • -Ground transportation
  • -Entrance fees
  • -Guiding fees
  • Insurance
  • 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.
Is Ethiopian coffee strong?
According to some well versed coffee lovers out there, this country produces the most pure kind of coffee. This may be because Ethiopia is the only country in which coffee is wildly grown, which makes the flavor profile extremely diverse. ... These are stronger, fragrant-rich and full-bodied flavors
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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