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Table of coffee origins – Africa

Country/RegionDenominationNotes
Egypt
Egypt (general)Usually from the upper Nile regions. They have some Mocha characteristics
Sudan
NubianHeavy body, rich flavour
BerberSuperior coffee
Eritrea
Abyssinian
Ethiopia
Ethiopia (general)Quite diverse, from citrus, bergamot, and florals through to candied and tropical fruits. Elegant and complex
Abyssinian
Benadir
SidamoWell balanced, with berries and citrus notes
YirgachefeCitrusy and floral
Guji 
LimuLimu
Djimmah
GhimbiLekemptiLow acidity, balanced, fruity
HararHararThe original Mocha longberry, excellent flavour but not so delicate as Mocha
KaffaKaffaGroundy flavour
Kenya
Kenya (general)Having Mysore from India characteristics with a touch of Mocha. Full bodied and rich, strong, flavour with a pleasant and intense acidity. Not unusual are floral, citrus, winey and berry flavours
K7A derived of French Bourbon
Ruiru 11A lower cup quality than K7
SL28Cup with blackcurrant acidity
SL34Generally superior to SL28
Nyeri
Murang’a
Kirinyaga
Embu
Meru
Kiambu
Machakos
Nakuru
Kisii
Uganda
Uganda (general)Poor to fairly good Robusta coffees. Usually sweet, full of dark fruits and with a clean finish
Sipi FallsBugishu
West Nile
Western UgandaRwenzori
Central LowlandsTuzza
Rwanda
Rwanda (general)Bourbon derivate. Extremely sweet, big bodied, with dry fruits notes, often similar to red apples or red grapes. Berry fruit flavours and floral qualities are also common. Quite acidic
Burundi
Burundi (general)Bourbon derivate. Intense body and berries-like sweetness
Kayanza
Ngozi
Kirundo
Muyinga
Gitega
Bubanza
Bujumbura Rural
Bururi
Cibitoke
Karuzi
Makamba
Muramvya
Mwaro
Rutana
Tanzania
Tanzania (general)Dense, clean coffee with some lemon/lime acidity, often with berry and fruity flavours
ZanzibarZanzibarFull body, pleasing flavour
East Africa
Tanganyika
Kilimanjaro
Arusha
Ruvuma
Mbeya
Tarime
Kigoma
Malawi
Malawi (general)Sweet and delicate, floral notes
Chitipa
Rumphi
Viphya
Mzimba
Nkhata Bay
Mozambique
ChindeNyasalandHigh grown of fine quality
Beira
MozambiqueHeavy body, mild and mellow in the cup
Zambia
Zambia (general)Subtle and balanced, less acidic than other African coffees, clean
South Africa
NatalHigh grown Liberia
Angola
Angola (general)Strong cup
EncojeRobusta, strong in the cup
Rep. Dem. of Congo
Rep. Dem. of Congo (general)Mostly Liberia or Robusta. Handsome roasts with a rich cup, sweet and fruity
Congo
Equateur
Aruwimi
Bangala
Lake Leopold
Kivu
Oriental
Congo
Loango
Cameroon
CharrierA naturally caffeine-free bean
Liberia
Liberia (general)Handsome roast, strong in the cup
Comore
ComoroNatural, caffeine-free coffee (Coffea Humboltiana)
Madagascar
Madagascar (general)Liberica and Robusta, full rich flavour
Reunion
BourbonNearest to Mocha in character
Mauritius
Mauritius (general)Similar to Bourbon from Reunion. Full body, mild and mellow flavour

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