Harar is a city in eastern Ethiopia. Harar is famous history as a major holy city in Islam and its naturally processed coffee as early as the 16th century, Harar was famous for its coffee and become a major trade center for coffee and other goods. Like in other areas of Ethiopia, many residents of the Harar region practice the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and are entrenched in Ethiopian coffee culture.
Coffee from the Harar area of Ethiopia is commonly referred to as Harar coffee or simply as Harar. The "Ethiopia Harar" also refers to the coffee varietal used to produce coffee in the Harar region. The coffee beans from this type are yellow-green or golden-green in color, and medium in size. It is the oldest coffee varietals still to today.
Ethiopian Harar coffee beans are typically divided into three categories: Longberry, Shortberry and Mocha. Mocca beans are famous for their prized 'peaberry' beans, and are known for their have specially flavors of chocolate, spices and citrus.
Harar coffee beans are typically dry processed, which means that they dried in the sun, usually while laid out in this layers on tables or patios. They are skillfully sorted and processed almost entirely by hand.