It grows at elevation of 1400 to 1800 meters above sea level. A natural or sun dried coffee, fair light medium acidity, good heavy body fair average quality; hard balanced cup flavor. The tastes that have a hint of nut-toned aroma and pleasant remain after taste is the characteristics of attraction in this coffee. Average annual production is 70,000 ton (1.17 million bags-60kg) from an estimated area of 127,000 hectare.
In the extreme west highlands, coffee is cultivated on mountainsides, and gives birth to impeccable high quality of good acidity, medium body and pleasant fruity flavor, good quality cup of Nekempt (Ghimbi) coffee that grows at an elevation of 1500 to 2300 meters above sea level. A gourmet grade coffee that brings strength laced with flavor. Average annual production is 34,000 ton (0.57 million bags-60kg) from an estimated area of 56,000 hectare.
The high forests located in southwest are the age-old refuge for many rare plant, wild coffees and animal species. In these cloud forests, two distinct estate coffees - Tepi and Bebeka- are produced.