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THE TERROIR RANGE
Traceability: Terroir
High-quality coffees from a geographically restricted production area, with a unique and characteristic flavour influenced by the type of soil and local farming techniques.
Quantity
Limited
Quantité
Limited
Education points
20
TERROIR
East Harrar Bedeno Golden
Bedeno Golden
Harrar
Ethiopia
Species
arabica
Varietal
Heirloom
Altitude
1500m-1800m
Harvest period
November to january
Process
Natural
Drying
African beds
Sensory profile
« Notes of pineapple, golden and spicy. »
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THE TERROIR RANGE
Traceability: Terroir
High-quality coffees from a geographically restricted production area, with a unique and characteristic flavour influenced by the type of soil and local farming techniques.
Quality
Limited
Quantity
Limited
Education points
20

ABOUT

The Harrarterroir is famous for producing remarkable coffees. It owes its reputation to an ancient coffee culture and a specific type of land use, consisting in combinations of different food crops. The East Harrar area is characterised by the production of a mocha-flavoured coffee.In this terroir, the woreda of Bedeno is known for the quality of its harvests. The Golden Bedeno coffee collected in this woreda is characterised by the golden colour of its beans and its very typical cup. Recognition of this coffee plays a key role in maintaining coffee production in an otherwise changing terroir, a fact Belco is very aware of.

THE TERROIR OF BEDENO GOLDEN

Coffee has been cultivated at Harrar for several hundreds of years, probably since the 14th or 15th century.Coffee production flourished as a result of high demand from Yemen, which sent traders to search for the best harvests.Although coffee has grown wild in Ethiopia for centuries, it was first cultivated for sale in Harrar. It is definitely one of the world’s first coffee growing regions.
Coffee production practices have led to a particular type of land use specific to the area, with coffee holding a prominent place in the crops of farmers.Coffee is grown on the high plateaus in terraces, an ancient choice of plantation that gives Harrar its distinctive landscape. Today, farmers maintain this system by producing coffee in orchards, benefiting from moderate shade and interspersed with other food crops, such as maize.It is this know-how that contributes to making the Harrar unique terroir.
The area employs an agricultural model based on polyculture, in which coffee plays an important role. But in recent years that has tended to take over. This plant, consumed for its stimulating properties, can be sold easily in Ethiopia and for export, despite being banned in many European countries.Its profitability is encouraging more and more farmers to abandon their traditional coffee production.
Promoting the qualities of East Harrar coffee has become an important challenge, because once the coffee is recognised for its quality there is less chance of it being abandoned for more attractive crops. BashaMawi, who is the exporter that we work with, is committed to this cause.
He collects this Golden coffee himself in the woreda of Bedeno. It is a very distinctive coffee with a mocha flavour that has earned East Harrar its reputation. The yellow colour of its beans is caused by a nitrogen deficit in the soil. It is cultivated on small plots of very well-maintained land adjacent to the inhabitants’ homes. These plots, located at an altitude of between 1,500 and 1,800 metres, are terraced to limit the effects of the erosion of the hills in the Harrar region.


Rainfall
Pluies importantes de mai à octobre.

Temperature
-

Humidity
0.00

Shadow
Verger
LE TERROIR DE BEDENO GOLDEN

Strengths

Sandy, characterised by a nitrogen deficit

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