Ethiopia is Africa’s largest coffee producer and one of the worlds most important coffee regions,
This is the Generic named variety from Ethiopia, it's generic because there are estimated numbers that between six and ten thousand coffee varieties are in Ethiopia alone. its broadly defined as the “Ethiopian Landrace” coffee, Landrace is a domesticated, locally adapted, traditional variety.
Ethiopian coffee producers have individual names of different coffee trees. They will most likely not use the variety’s globally accepted scientific name but will use a local word, Research was conducted on the Ethiopian coffee varieties with a US Roastery called Counter culture coffee and Getu Bekele has put together this reference guide,
With the cross-cultivation that naturally happens in the wild, the name ‘Ethiopian Heirloom’ exists as an umbrella term to describe all variants. Each village or town could potentially have a different variety, with its own unique properties. that's why there are so many mysteries in the Ethiopian coffee. always very interesting with the mixed varietal, cross-pollination its truly a magical place.
To learn more about coffee and where its located in Ethiopia and more about Sidamo, Giji, Yirgacheffe, and Harar have a look at this awesome book called Ethiopian Coffee Atlas at Booktopia https://www.booktopia.com.au/coffee-atlas-of-ethiopia-aaron-davis/book/9781842466605.html
Wild coffee in Ethiopia. Credit: Getu Bekele