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Abyssinia Heirloom

Our Crop 2023

Variety: Heirloom, Ethiopian Landrace Heritage


On a trip to Gayo in 2012, I was fortunate to find a crop of Abyssinia owned by third generation farmer who was willing to part with seedlings that had volunteered under the mature trees. The seedlings made it back to Simalungun in my backpack and survived for our first crop of 55 trees. The timing of the 2012 visit was not during harvest season, so there were only green cherry. He invited me to return for cherry in the future. So in 2013 I did.  The cherries were propagated into seed and created an additional 100 trees. Thanks to his generosity, Back Bay Estate has a healthy crop of AB3 and I am forever grateful. This is a special crop for me and I enjoy every moment spent developing and maintaining the trees and the garden. I have since increased the crop by taking cuttings from two mother trees and propagating these into trees each year for the last 3 years.

A pure heirloom variety, Abyssinia is slow growing and produces a single annual harvest of exceptional quality coffee fruit. The large bean size and elongated shape are the trademarks of this variety.

Taste / Terroir: Processed as either Dry Natural or Fully Washed, this heirloom yields a clarity of refined fruit and floral sweetness with sparkling acidity and a well balanced silky body. This quietly elegant coffee will makes your senses tingle.

BUY THE BEANS:  Use the links below to order roasted or green beans from our web shop. We ship anywhere in Indonesia. Outside Indonesia, provide your paypal information in the order notes and you will receive an invoice from our paypal business account.

Abyssinia Heirloom Natural 

How do we protect the environment?

BIODYNAMIC: All Farm waste and Processing waste are turned into compost for crops. All Crops are shade grown with nitrogen fixing trees. All plots are planted with nitrogen fixing ground covers and flowering plants to support insect wildlife and natural pollination. All plots are planted with multiple fruit and berry trees around the perimeters to provide food and shelter for hundreds of birds and attract predatory birds. Rain water is cycled through for multiple farm and processing operations. Reforestation and agroforestry of Siamang Forest to supply additional food and income for people and feed multiple wildlife species within the farm and forest.

ORGANIC: No herbicides; No Pesticides; No chemical Inputs; No Inoculants or additives during processing.

SUSTAINABLE: Renewable resources are used for buildings. Renewable energy is used for home and office. Minimal energy footprint for generators which are only on for processing operations. Locally sourced raw materials reduce transportation costs. Shipping internationally as part of a consolidated container whenever possible to reduce energy use.

Each Purchase of roasted or green beans helps sustain the Siamang Forest through reforestation, agroforestry and wildlife habitat conservation. Thank You!

We ship anywhere in the USA from Merantau Coffee Roasters in Sylva, North Carolina. Contact Wade Matthews on WhatsApp +1 (303) 2570750 to order.