Arfasa General Trading sources coffee from nine different region from Ethiopia – Kaffa, Sidamo, Guji, Yirgacheffe, Limmu, Bale, Harar, Djimma, Nekemte, Keffa.
Yirgacheffe is a small town of some 20,000 inhabitants which lies within the larger Sidamo coffee producing region of southern Ethiopia. It is famous for its excellent coffees, and the region is considered to be the birthplace of Ethiopian coffee.
Limmu is one of the zones in the Oromiya coffee growing regions of southwest Ethiopia. Limmu coffee grows at an elevation of 1500-1900 MSL producing medium-sized beans with a characteristic round shape and a greenish colour. Limmu coffee is regarded as premium gourmet coffee with its distinctive terroir and variety.
Bonga is a name rarely encountered when visiting Ethiopia, if at all. But it deserves to be better known: it’s said to be the very birthplace of Arabica coffee.
The Sidama people are an ethnic Cushitic peoples traditionally inhabiting the Sidama Zone of the Southern Nations,Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia.
They speak the Sidamo language which is a language of the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family. Despite their large numbers they currently lack a separate ethnic regional state.
Guji lies in the Oromiya region of southern Ethiopia. Coffees sourced from this region used to be classified together with Sidaamo, but have since been recognised for their distinct taste profile and characteristics.The
Guji people belong to the Oromo ethnic group. They speak Oromo language
and practice the original Oromo culture. They are, even, considered to
be the ones who have sustained the original Oromo traditions. In other
words, the original Oromo traditions are still active in practices of
the Guji society.