The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority is an institution formed under the mandate given by the Ethiopian Council of Ministers based on the declaration No.364/2008 through the infrastructure of the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture in order to support, guide, protect and empower the development of the Coffee, Tea and Spice industry through refined understanding, innovation and industrial excellence deserving to the unique natural asset of the Nation. The Ethiopian government believes industrial development in this sector will mean a significant transformation on the livelihood of its people throughout the value chain and the Nation’s economy at large.
To see a people free of poverty & developed economy on the modern coffee, Tea and Spices Development and Marketing in 2025.
By sorting the major challenges in Coffee, Tea and spices Agro-processing and marketing chain, implementing its remedial actions, using & inculcating research findings, utilizing modern & updated technologies, addressing customer oriented extension systems, providing various capacity buildings and sharing best practices to enhance its productivity in best quality for supplying to inland & global market for earning the required foreign exchange from the sector & confirm the benefits of farmers & stakeholders at a highest level.
      Customer satisfaction and beneficiary, Enhancing Job & change culture, Abhor corruption, Good governance, Institutional and professional partnership, Women and youth participation and benefits; Sustainable natural resource conservation and development

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Ethiopian origin coffee type and its characteristics

Yirgacheffee

Internationally known and recognized as Yergachaffee Trade Brand Name. Highland grown coffee and Has intense flavour known as flora. Has fine acidity and rich body. Many rosters are attracted to its fine and flavour and are willing to pay a premium price for it.

Harar

Highland coffee and Medium sized beans with greenish-Yellow colour, Medium acidity and full body, and a distinctive mocha flavour. Internationally known and recognized as Harar Trade Brand Name and highest premium coffee in the world.

Sidama

Medium-sized bean, greenish-greyish in colour. Due to balanced tests and good flavour called sweet coffee, has fine acidity and good body. It is always blended for gourmet or speciality coffee

Limmu

Spicy and winy flavour and attracts many rosters specially Europe and USA, has good acidity and body, Washed Limmu is one of premium coffee, medium sized bean and greenish bluish in colour mostly round in shape

Background

The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority is an institution formed under the mandate given by the Ethiopian Council of Ministers based on the declaration No.364/2008 through the infrastructure of the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture in order to support, guide, protect and empower the development of the Coffee, Tea and Spice industry through refined understanding, innovation and industrial excellence deserving to the unique natural asset of the Nation. The Ethiopian government believes industrial development in this sector will mean a significant transformation on the livelihood of its people throughout the value chain and the Nation’s economy at large.