Trusted Shippers of Ethiopian Coffee Since 1973

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Ambassa Enterprises

Since 1973, Ambassa Enterprises has put a strong emphasis on shipping only the best quality coffees to its ever growing clientele the world over.  Today, Ambassa has grown to become one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most trusted shippers of coffee to companies based in Asia, the Middle East, the US, Europe, Australia, to name a few.  Our professional staff and leadership have ensured that Ambassa Enterprises continues to add value to its operations, guaranteeing everlasting customer satisfaction.

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STRINGENT QUALITY STANDARD

We maintain stringent quality standards in order to ensure that you receive the coffee you want! We buy the best coffee available at auction; operate an efficient processing plant, and constantly cup-test to monitor quality

High Quality Products
On Time Delivery
Coffee Varieties
Organic Products
Highly Experienced
Customer Care

— Ambassa Brings You —

Coffee Varieties

Harrar Natural

Yirgacheffe Natural/Washed

Sidamo Natural/Washed

Guji Natural/Washed

Limmu Washed

Djimmah Natural

Wellega Washed

Lekempti Natural

Harrar Natural

Heavy-bodied, spicy and fragrant, Ethiopian Harrar coffee is a wild and exotic dry processed (natural) Arabica coffee that is grown at high altitudes in the Harrar region of Ethiopia at elevations between 1,400 meters and 2,000 meters. The province of Harrar, is east of Addis Ababa, the country’s capital.

Yirgacheffe Natural/Washed

Yirgacheffe is home to a complex coffee flavors and profiles you will not find anywhere else. It is one of the regions that make Ethiopia stand out from other coffee origins, and it is safe to say the taste of Yirgacheffe coffee put the region on the map for many coffee buyers.

Sidamo Natural/Washed

Coffee farmers in the Sidamo region grow multitudes of unique varietals and often the exact varietal is unknown, which is why you often see Sidamo varieties labeled as mixed heirloom.

Guji Natural/Washed

The Guji variety has a great boozy fruit character, as well as a nice full body to it. Furthermore, it has a deep rich almost dark chocolate note with a cherry liqueur character, which is great as a brewed coffee or fruity espresso.

Limmu Washed

Limmu is one of the zones in the Oromia coffee growing regions of southwest Ethiopia. Limmu coffee grows at an elevation of 1500-1900 MSL producing medium-sized beans with a characteristic round shape and a greenish color. It is generally washed and has a similar cupping profile to Sidama and Yirgacheffe coffee with a citric acidity, soft berry undertones and chocolate-floral notes. The flavor is generally characterized by a balanced and clean cup.

Djimmah Natural

Djimmah (pronounced Jimma) is a city in Ethiopia, which is very close to Kaffa, the place of origin of coffee. Coffee still grows as part of the natural forest and is harvested from the upper branches of tall trees. Djimma Coffee is grown in the Illubabor and Kaffa regions of Ethiopia at elevations from 4,400 to 6,000 feet above sea level within the biggest catchment area in Ethiopia.

Wollega Washed

Sourced from the Wollega region of Ethiopia, this organic single origin coffee is mind blowingly clean. With a deliciously fruity and sweet flavor and a magical body, you will love each sip of the Wollega Ultimate. Wollega is a medium to bold coffee that is known for its delicious fruity taste. The bean is a greenish brown color. Wollega is often added as a blend to other coffees, but it can stand on its own as a satisfying drink.

Lekempti Natural

Lekempti is in the west of Ethiopia, and produces a full and fruity coffee used by many to bring added character to blends. Lekempti is the capital city and also the trade name the coffee is exported as, but in actuality the bulk of Lekempti coffee comes from the Gimbi region and beyond, a good 100 km from Lekempti city.

Ambassa Enterprises is proud to introduce it’s new line of Ethiopian Mung Beans from the Kemisse Region.  Supplies are limited, contact us to place your orders now.

STRINGENT QUALITY STANDARD

We maintain stringent quality standards in order to ensure that you receive the coffee you want! We buy the best coffee available at auction; operate an efficient processing plant, and constantly cup-test to monitor the quality of all our coffee.

Sourcing Only the Best Coffee
An Aambassa representative is always in attendance at the ECX in Addis Ababa. However, we also put a strong emphasis on direct trade with farmers, “akrabi’s” and our affiliated farms. This provides us with a wide and robust sourcing capability, which covers commercial and specialty lots from all over Ethiopia.
Efficient Processing Plant
Our washed and sundried/natural coffees are stored in separate warehouses to protect its freshness. On the other hand, our washed coffee is kept in parchment until a contract for its sale is secured, also maintaining its freshness. Ambassa runs a labor intensive operation: pre-cleaning equipment (gravity feed, stone-eliminator, catador), as well as color sorting, and additional hand picking.
Our Focus on Cup Testing
The role played by our expert liquorers to maintain stringent quality standards cannot be over emphasized. We constantly check quality by cup testing our coffee – our liquoring unit is always busy! Coffee is liquored as soon as it arrives at our facility from auction to record its taste profile. As the coffee passes over the picking belt, lots are drawn every hour and liquored in order to ensure a container lot of coffee is of consistent taste profile. All our pre-shipment samples are liquored, as is the representative sample of coffee ready to export!
The Origin of Coffee
The word coffee comes from Kaffa, a region in the south-west of Ethiopia, where coffee was discovered. Legend has it that in the 3rd century an Ethiopian goat herder named Kalid noticed that after eating bright red cherries from a tree his goats pranced friskily. Kalid tried the berries and enjoyed their stimulating effect. A monk and his friars tried the berries and felt alert during their night prayers. News of the berry spread and people began chewing it before prayer, boiling it down to make ‘white coffee’, and later roasting it for ‘black coffee’ or to mix with butter to create stimulating food for the working day.
Coffee in Modern Ethiopia
Coffee is extremely important to Ethiopia. It is a large employer and accounts for some 65% of our foreign exchange earnings. It is also culturally important and we are enthusiastic consumers. While Ethiopia aims to export just over 2.5 million bags a year, we estimate that another 2 million is consumed locally. Coffee is central to the lives of all Ethiopians. In the cities, as well as in the country side, coffee is drunk with friends, family, on special occasions, or simply as the beverage of choice. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony, practiced by the woman of the family, is a historic tradition. Cups are poured for each guest, incense wafts around the room, flax covers the floor, and usually popcorn or roasted barley are offered by way of accompaniment. Beginning from birth one becomes aware of the omnipresence of coffee, it seems to run through the veins of every Ethiopian.

We Are At Your Service

Ambassa Enterprises is one of Ethiopia’s most respected coffee exporting companies. We place the utmost emphasis upon getting to know our customers so that we can truly understand their coffee needs.

We find that strong links with our customers helps us to consistently deliver coffee that meets their quality expectation! We should be delighted to be of service to your company and as such look forward to your contacting us with your queries.

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Telephone Number
+251-114-655-314
+251-114-164-983
Location
Ambassa Enterprises Plc.,
Tanzania Rd., Bulgaria,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Email
sales@ambassaenterprises.com