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Ethiopia | Sidamo

Ethiopia | Sidamo

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The Southern Ethiopia's Sidamo region stands out as one of the three officially recognized coffee regions in Ethiopia, along with Harrar and Yirgacheffe. This distinction is due to its designation of origin for coffee cultivated in the area. The remarkable quality of coffee from Sidamo can be attributed to its high altitudes, ranging from 1,550 to 2,200 meters above sea level, abundant rainfall, and fertile soil.

The region derives its name from the indigenous ethnic group known as the Sidama, who consider Sidamo their ancestral home. Sidamo shares its eastern border with the expansive regions of Arsi and Bale, while Gamogofa borders it to the west.

Situated along the course of the Great Rift Valley, Sidamo boasts a lush and verdant countryside. The presence of several freshwater lakes not only provides drinking water but also serves as a vital resource for agriculture. These factors contribute to the region's dense population and vibrant agricultural activity.

The Great Rift Valley stretches from the northernmost point of Ethiopia through Kenya and extends all the way to the southernmost region of Tanzania. This significant geological feature holds immense historical and anthropological importance as it has yielded some of the oldest-known human fossils, indicating its relevance in the early development of humanity.

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