At Abyssinia Coffee, we use only 100% pure Arabica coffee beans. Our professionals have exclusive arrangements with several coffee plantations around Ethiopia ensuring us the best crops available year after year. Once picked and delivered, our professionals carefully sort the beans to further ensure perfect compatibility of roasting beans.

We roast our own coffee beans using the latest and most advanced automated technology to produce consistent products as well as to offer different taste profiles to suit a vast array of different palates and preferences. More importantly, roasting our own beans enables us to exercise complete control over the quality and freshness of our coffee.

We roast a selection of beans specifically to come out with the best roast coffee profiles at our own Automated Coffee Roasting Plant. We offer a wide range of single origins as well as our signature blends of coffee that are well noted for its distinctive aftertaste and rich flavors.

Quality starts with the cultivation of the bean and Master roast sources over fifty different types and grades from the three major regions of Ethiopia.

Our people and network of professionals understand that good coffee is good business. We build strong working relationships to secure reliable, sustainable supplies of high quality coffees on ethical terms, Organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffees. This ensures not only great coffees, but also the great story behind them.

• Purchase inquiries may be made via e-mail or fax or telephone.
• Price quotation shall be given by e-mail or fax in USD/LB or USD/Mt with type, quantity, shipping period and validity date specified.
• Payment term is made by irrevocable letter of credit (L/C) issued through a first class European or American bank or on advance payment basis with the bill of lading (B/L) made out to the order of the advising bank (Seller's bank).
• Shipment term is FOB Djibouti.
• Packing is in new jute bags with 60 kgs of coffee unless specified otherwise.

An Exporter is obliged to undergo a multi-stage process to ship coffee to a foreign buyer. Passing through these processes and check points are believed crucial to put forth a high quality coffee in the international market worth paying. The major processes are outlined below.

•   Preliminary deliberation and understanding on the sales and payment terms and condition with a foreign buyer.
•   Sales agreement with the foreign buyer based upon sample dispatches.
•   Issuing Proforma invoice.
•   Receiving irrevocable L/C issued through a prime European or American bank.
•   Auctioning at the daily coffee auction market for bulking if not sufficiently available in warehouse.
•   Cleaning, grading by size, density and finally hand picking for color sorting, bagging in jute bags containing of 60kgs each.
•   Inspection and certification from the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority.
•   Preparing the necessary documentation in line with the terms and conditions of the export letters of credit.
•   Containerization.
•   Forwarding to the port of loading (Djibouti port) for on board to carrier of buyers choice.
•   Collecting the bill of lading.
•   Dispatching all document(shipping and commercial) to the buyers bank.
•   Settlement of claims if there is weight loss against third party verification and certification.
•   Receiving the full payment of the shipment.

How Coffee is Grown

To fulfill a coffee bean's potential, careful selection must be exercised at each step, from growing to processing, buying, roasting, and blending.

There are two commercially cultivated species of coffee tree: arabica and robusta. Both species are tropical evergreens, are intolerant to frost, and belong to the family Coffee.

Although we add about 20% robusta in our blend, Abyssinia's coffees are made purely of arabica beans. There is a wide range of quality among arabicas due to differences in altitude, soil, weather, and processing. The finest arabicas are grown at elevations of 4,000 to 6,000 feet in rich volcanic soil and harvested with selective picking practices. The arabica species is indigenous to Ethiopia, but has been successfully transplanted to the rest of Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

The older varieties of arabica produce the best flavor, and these somewhat fragile, older varietals require partial shade to protect the cherries from getting too much sun. Although the best tasting arabicas are grown at high elevation, the overnight temperature cannot drop below freezing; arabica trees cannot survive frost. Elevations between 4,000 and 6,000 feet provide cooler nighttime temperatures so the cherry's growth is slower, yielding more concentrated flavors and better acidity. Volcanic soil is rich in nutrients and provides good drainage. Ethiopia, located in the Northeastern horn of Africa, is naturally endowed with ideal ecological set up for coffee plantation. It is believed that Ethiopia is the origin of coffee. In fact it is acclaimed that coffee got its name from Kaffa, the Ethiopian region most famous for its quality coffee. The coffee production system in Ethiopia ranges from hand picking coffee berries growing wild in thick natural forests to modern and scientific coffee plantations. The production system can be broadly categorized into three.