Addis Ababa coffee tours
Explore the birthplace of coffee with guided tours leaving from Addis Ababa. Ethiopia's rich tradition of vibrant and flavourful beans is celebrated around the world, and draws travellers who visit Ethiopia in the hopes of learning more about the growing and production of coffee on guided tours.
Discover both rural and modern Ethiopia on guided expeditions that bring the country's thriving coffee industry to life. Many tours depart from Addis Ababa and visitors can choose between both short excursions and tours that last several days and nights.
The History of Coffee in Ethiopia
Ethiopian nomadic people first discovered the stimulating effect of coffee in the tenth century, eating the coffee berries directly rather than using the seeds to make drinks. Over time, farming of the coffee plant eventually spread to the rest of Arabia, and from there to European nations and their colonies all over the world.
In Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is an important hub for commerce and coffee training, while wild growing happens in the south-western Ethiopian highlands of Kaffa and Buno. Coffee production in Ethiopia is a vital part of the country's economy - annually, more than 200,000 tonnes of clean coffee is produced for export. Much of the coffee in Ethiopia is grown by farmers in semi forest areas, and has been an important part of indigenous cultural traditions for upwards of ten generations.
Coffee tasting in Addis Ababa
Coffee tours give travellers the opportunity to delve into Ethiopia's coffee heritage and sample the beans that make Ethiopian blends famous with coffee experts and connoisseurs all over the globe. While still in the city, visitors can sample blends from around the country, visit notable points of interest and go hiking on Entoto hill.
Standing out amongst other Addis Ababa hotels, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa is the ideal base for travellers departing on coffee tours in Ethiopia.