Addis Ababa Coffee Experience


Cost: USD $30 per person | Tour Time: 2PM | Group Size: 1-12 Travellers


Our Coffee Experience tour starts daily at 2 PM.

We’ll start by heading to the heart of the Ethiopian Coffee Trade by driving to Shola market for some shopping & learning from the Coffee Traders with your guide.

Here’s your chance to buy freshly sourced raw green coffee beans from the different regions of Ethiopia which you’ll choose based on your taste preferences between Sidamo, Jima, Harrar , Yirga cheffe beans. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through this!

After that we’re off to one of our local coffee shops that partners with New Ethiopia Tours for a chance for you to experience our cultural and ancient coffee Ethiopian coffee ceremony all by yourself…

This means you’ll get to:

  • Wash the green coffee beans.
  • Roast your own green coffee beans.
  • Ground the beans.
  • Brew it.
  • Drink and enjoy the freshest Ethiopian Coffee you’ll have tasted!
  • Most importantly, you’ll take the rest of the roasted coffee home with you!

“If you’re a coffee fan, our Coffee Experience is your crash-course on the traditions of Ethiopian Coffee.”

Book & Roast your own Coffee with ourAddis Ababa Coffee Experience right here

Tour Information:

Our Addis Ababa Coffee Experience includes the following:

–  A visit to Shola Market (a bustling market and also the largest market in Africa) to learn more about Ethiopian Coffee and to buy Coffee Beans for roasting
– Cultural and traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony including roasting, brewing and enjoying freshly bought coffee beans from the various regions of Ethiopia

We run the Addis Ababa Coffee Experience daily from 2pm and we’ll usually be finished by 5pm (we can customise the time based on your schedule).

If you have more time or want other experiences we highly recommend our other tours: Addis Ababa Full-Day, Addis Ababa Half-Day or Addis Ababa Food Tour.

In case the above timings don’t work with your schedule, let us know and we can see what can be done to customise this experience to you.

✅ Tour Guide: Friendly & Professional Tour Guide
✅ Market Tour: A trip to the Shola Market to visit the heart of the Ethiopian Coffee Trade & to buy coffee beans for your coffee ceremony
✅ Coffee: We’re going to get you high on caffein

✖️ Pick-Up & Drop-Off: We can provide a private pickup & drop-off for an extra fee. Alternatively simply book your ride via your Hotel or by using the Ride Passenger App (local UBER) – select this extra when you book.
✖️ Gratuities & Spending Money: If you’d like to tip anyone on this experience or buy some souvenirs for home, please bring some USD or Ethiopian Birr along.

Our Addis Ababa Coffee Experience costs USD $30 per participant.

The tour starts at 2pm and you can meet us at gathering place called Yoly cafe and Restaurant in atlas area, Yoly Building ( ). we recommend using “Ride Passenger” (Ethiopian Uber) or you can have your hotel call 8294 or download the app. They charge by meter so its very affordable  (between 3 to 8 USD) 

Of course we’re happy to also arrange a pick-up and drop-off from your Hotel or straight from the Airport too. Simply select this extra option when booking your Experience.


The tour will finish around 5pm and you’ll easily find transport or we’ll take you back to your hotel or the airport if you’ve added this extra during the checkout.

In case you require a different start/end time we’d be happy to make the timing work with your schedule, just let us know via email.

Comfortable walking shoes, the right clothing for the weather, some Ethiopian Birr (or USD) for shopping (buy some coffee beans for home) and for miscellaneous tips & expenses.

➕ Hotel or Airport Pickup & Drop-off (up to 4 guests) @ USD $25 

If you need to cancel your booking, you can do so for a full refund by letting us know at least 48 hours prior to your tour start time.

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