Our coffee and farms

Just over a century ago, more than half of Ethiopia was covered by beautiful rain forests. As coffee is a tropical plant, originally found in one of these Ethiopian tropical forests it is not surprising that the country had many different and unique coffee zones. 

Nowadays still you can find parts with these original rain forests full of wild coffee from their original mother tree. With a wide spectrum of coffee regions in Ethiopia, each of the region is growing its own unique way and with distinguishing aromas and flavors. 

Learn about the different Ethiopian coffee zones such as Sidama, Yirgacheffe, Guji and Bench Maji.

Discover our farms and explore how a day on our farm looks like, how and why we grow coffee and of course.. get to taste these treasures and make impact.

Discover our farms

In 2020 we started Bette Buna and took over the small family farm in Sidama with one mission: creating equal opportunities for coffee communities by producing outstanding coffee. 

But if we go for something, we will give everything we have. Today we have our own coffee farms in the regions below, following the Bette Buna principles. But still, Ethiopia has so much more to offer.

Together with committed coffee communities that embrace the Bette Buna concept, we’re able to offer you a wide portfolio of Ethiopian commercial, premium and specialty coffee lots.

East and West of the Rift valley

The coffee zones in Ethiopia can be divided in two major classifications: West and East of the Rift Valley. You can identify this Rift Valley on the map by following the road from Awash to the south. 

West Rift Valley

Coffee zones such as Limu, Djimma, Bench Maji and Kaffa are located in the west of the Rift Valley. With dense -often untouched- rain forests, the coffee grows in the West Ethiopian coffee regions on an altitude between 1.000 up to 1.750 meters above sea level.

Coffee from these regions are often considered as commodity and traded by the national auction system. But don’t be mistaken. Although often used in blends because of its earthy, citric character especially the Bench Maji and Kaffa region are holding great treasures of specialty coffee.

East Rift Valley

The coffee zones of Sidama, Guji, Bale, Harar and Gedeo (Yirgacheffe) belong to the east side of the Rift Valley. They deserve to be called a true specialty coffee zone with their unique complex profiles.

Although still a century ago, rain forests were covering most of the East Rift Valley- these can found today only in the highlands starting with an altitude of 1850 up to peeks of 3000 meter above sea level. And this is exactly where the treasures of the Ethiopian specialty coffee zones can be found. 

Understanding our

coffee lots

We categorize our coffee lots in four groups: farm gate lots, community lots, limited lots and special sourced lots, based on unique flavors, lot size, and consistency. All traceable back to the involved farmers.

Each lot named after a person that takes in his or her own way the responsibility of creating equal opportunities in coffee communities. 

Consistend specialty coffee lots. Traceable to a single Bette Buna farm and processed at our stations. Sustainable produced in both micro and macro lots. 

Macro lots of multiple small holders in the coffee community, all traceable and processed at our station. Every coffee season consistent in quality. Both commercial and specialty lots.

Year to year unique and outstanding quality lots. Traceable to single farm plots. Experimental fermentation and only limited produced in nano-lots.

We believe in collaboration. Our special sourced macro lots come from partner farmers in different Ethiopian coffee zones. Committed to the Bette Buna concept.

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