Ethiopian Forest Coffee

This is found in South and South-Western Ethiopia (Bale, West Wolega, Bench- Maji, Keficho-Shekicho, Metu and Jimma) These are the centers of origin of coffee arabica. Forest coffee is self-sown and grows under the shade of natural forest trees. Forest coffee offers a wide diversity for selection and breeding so as to have plant stock selected for disease resistance, high yields and top quality in terms of aroma as well as flavor. Forest coffee accounts for about 10% of the total coffee production.