Learn More The richest coffee
in the world.
The flavor Characteristics of Ethiopian coffees are
mostly bright fruited and floral, with higher
acidity and light to medium body.
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in taste.
Coffee from Ethiopia is known for its bright fruited and floral flavors. These coffees typically have a higher acidity, light to medium body and complex flavor notes.

Who We Are

 

Most Ethiopian growers inherit their family’s farms and faire on the knowledge passed down from generations. Mekuria Mergia is the opposite. Having no background in coffee, he entered the market as a true entrepreneur at his young age; from the bottom up.

The young Mekuria started to collect coffee from farms and sold these small batches to nearby mills. He functioned as a smallholder agent, connecting supply and demand. This hands-on, trial and error, ‘groundwork’ gave him valuable insights into the coffee market.

During these years, he started to harbor an interest in coffee processing and finally was able to install several washing stations and dry mills in the Yirgacheffee and Guji zone and started to supply his coffee through the ECX to local exporters and gained a lot of reputation among them as a quality supplier of Guji and Yirgacheffe coffees.

In 2018 Mekuria establish Wete Ambela Coffee Export Plc to be able to export our best-prepared quality coffees directly from the wet and dry mills where most of the coffee quality preparation is done to the final buyers. Although his role shifted from smallholder agent to owner of several washing stations and dry mills, Mekuria still considers himself a representative of the farmers he works with.

Currently we have washing  stations located in Yirgacheffee Wote Konga, Yirgacheffee Gedeb (Banko Gotiti), Guji Hambela Wamena (Benti Nenka), Guji Hambela Wamena (Guji Goro Bedesa), Guji Hambela Wamena (Tertera Damo) and a farm located in Guji Anferara (mesina)

Washing Stations 

Wote Konga Washing Station 

Konga is a village (kebele) in Yirgacheffe district, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia.

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Gedeb Gotiti Washing Station 

Located just south of Yirgacheffe, Administratively, Gedeb is in Gedeo Zone, but when it comes to coffee, climate and soil don’t always cooperate with political borders.

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Benti Nenka Washing Station – Hambela Wamena area

The zone of Guji has been getting particular attention over the last few years. This washing station in the Guji district in the kebele (neighborhood) of Benti Neka receives coffee from over 700 producers in the area.

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Terera Damo Washing Station

The washing station in Terra Damo receives coffee cherries from 500 smallholders that live, and farm, at altitudes ranging from 1650 – 1800 m.a.s.l.

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