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Abyssinia Heirloom


Origin: Ethiopia, brought to Indonesia in 1928

Variety: Heirloom, was known as Java Typica in the earlier years, however, this name is no longer accurate as there are now several generations of Abyssinia taken from seed growing in the archipelago.

Abyssinia Heirloom | Our Crop

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, LLO 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.

Organically Grown, Processed & Roasted on Back Bay Estate in Simalungun, North Sumatra by Lisa & Leo.

Cup Profile: 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 and pay 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 

Back Bay Estate Green Arabica