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Must-See Coffee Estates in the World’s Top-Producing Coffee Countries

Gesha Village Coffee Estate – Ethiopia

Ethiopia is home to the world’s largest, genetically-diverse coffee varieties, of which many of them remain unclassified. Great coffee is born year after year in Ethiopia, making it truly a birthplace of coffee. The country hosts a number of coffee estates, one of which is the renowned Gesha Village Coffee Estate in the south-western region of the country.

Gesha Village Coffee Estate is located deep in the Kaffa district and is a 2-day drive from the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. It is a newly-established, 500-hectare coffee estate that was developed in the region of Gesha to produce the world’s best coffee. This estate location was chosen primarily because it met all of the factors required to produce the best coffee –  sufficient rainfall, temperature variations, rich forest soil, and an existing coffee ecosystem. Gesha Village is considered to be the best in the region due to the wide range plantation of six wild Gesha varieties in the estate, seeds of which are handpicked from the nearby Gori Gesha forest. Selected seeds are sundried naturally in large beds to produce the taste and texture needed to satisfy the taste buds of coffee lovers. For farm visits, pre-orders, sales, and barista collaborations, contact at info@geshavillage.com.

Fairview Coffee Estate- Kenya

Over the years, Kenya has produced some of the world’s exquisite coffees making it one of the world’s best, coffee-growing countries. Like any other coffee growing country, Kenya too has a range of large coffee farms one of which is the Fairview Coffee Estate, located in Kiambu that is 17km away from the main city of Nairobi.

Nestled in the Central Highlands of Kenya, lies the beautiful Fairview Coffee Estate. Freshwater streams from the Kenyan Highlands feed the Riara river, which is responsible for irrigating the large piece of land on which the Estate has been developed. Apart from producing Fairview coffee beans that have a unique flavor profile, the coffee farm boasts a wide range of attractions making it the most visited coffee farm in the region. One can witness the breathtaking Riara waterfall and take long walks in the green, manicured gardens that surround the coffee farm. Moreover, Fairview Estate offers visitors services, like bird watching, cycling, fishing, and much more.

Fairview Estate provides two exciting coffee tours daily for its visitors, the timings of which are divided into two sessions, between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To grab insights into the coffee-making process, one must reserve a slot on these tours well in advance. Reservations can be made through its website, fairviewestate.co.ke.

Fruit Colors by Fernando Rebelo, Wikimedia Commons (Coffee Plant)
Fruit Colors by Fernando Rebelo, Wikimedia Commons (Coffee Plant)

Hacienda Venecia Coffee Farm -Columbia

Columbia is one of the most well-known, coffee-producing countries in the world. This is mainly because it gives the opportunity to coffee producers to experience two harvest seasons rather than one, giving rise to fresh and delicious coffee all year round.

Hacienda Venecia is a coffee farm located in the majestic Zona Cafetera, not far from Manizales, and a 6-hour drive from the city of Medellin. The coffee farm sits on the plains at an altitude of 3600-6000 ft. that is ideal to grow the highly-valued Arabica coffee strain. This coffee farm is well known for growing four types of coffee that are of Arabic origin, with each type having its own unique aroma and flavor to satisfy the endless needs of coffee addicts. Apart from offering services, such as coffee tours and other coffee-related activities, Hacienda Venecia provides its visitors with two lodging options – a house and a hostel, each of which allows one to enjoy the breathtaking view that surrounds the area of the coffee farm. It is always a good idea to reserve a spot ahead of time in the coffee tours that are in high demand, by booking early.  One can do so by making a reservation on its website, haciendavenecia.com. The coffee tour takes about 3 hours and is customized in a way that visitors can get the utmost knowledge on how the best coffee in the world is produced, packaged, and exported to different parts of the world.

Michele W.
Michele W.

Michele is a professional writer, editor, and visual artist. She is an avid traveler, who loves sharing tips and tricks to maximize one’s travel experience. She’s a quirky, imaginative individual with a heart of really good chicken soup.

One thought on “Must-See Coffee Estates in the World’s Top-Producing Coffee Countries

  1. I love black coffee. Coffee makes me happy every moment. In this informative blog post, I am helped to learn about the origin of coffee production. Coffee is a good way to start well every day.

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