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Ahmed Abatemam – Cherry-Dried Espresso


Ahmed Abatemam – Cherry-Dried Espresso


  • Producer Ahmed Abatemam
  • Attributes cherry-dried (aka “natural”), bed-dried, 74110 & 74112 cultivars
  • Origin Agaro, Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Flavours Cherry pie, plush mouthfeel, balanced and sweet

It’s always a treat for us to feature coffees that we’ve purchased directly from small scale farmers/producers.

And it’s a greater treat than normal when these direct purchases are of Ethiopian coffees. Not just because Ethiopia is endowed with diverse, stunning and complex varietals and profiles (being the botanical birthplace of coffee after all), but because until recently it was impossible to buy this way in this country.

In fact, we first met Dome, Kalid, and Ahmed Abatemam five or so years ago, when the brothers were in their first year of newly-legalised direct export sales. They were already doing a “specialty” coffee process (Ethiopia knows no other way), but they were only able to sell their coffee locally, to other exporters. After tasting the quality of the harvest in 2018, we jumped at the opportunity to work with them and made a small purchase then, and have continued to buy annually ever since.

The Abatemam farm is located about 30 mins southwest of Agaro, near some very well known washing stations – Hunda Oli and Sedi Loya. It’s a typical Ethiopian forest wonderland: 35 hectares at an altitude of 2050 metres, forested with lots of shade trees (among them the impressive flat-canopied Albizia), and containing plenty of new plantings under the canopy.

While the coffee is ascribed to Ahmed, in truth the coffee production is a joint effort among the brothers, with Ahmed overseeing processing, Dome in charge of warehouse, sampling and sales, and Kalid managing the farm’s soil health, shade canopy and pruning.

We’re stoked to release this coffee as an espresso roast, to pair with the washed filter release coming up shortly. We’re sure you’ll find it simply delicious, resplendid with Agaro region typicity and a great clean and soft version of a “naturally” processed coffee.

For more info on brewing your coffee for maximum enjoyment, check out the Brew Methods page. Roasted for espresso brewing. We ship coffee as whole beans by default, if you need your coffee ground, please let us know at the checkout.

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