Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that Coffea Arabica grew wild. Coffee is "Bun" or "Buna" in Ethiopia, so Coffee Bean is quite possibly a poor anglicized interpretation of "Kaffa Bun". We consider Ethiopian coffees to be some of the best in the world, and extreme genetic diversity of the coffee shrub is certainly part of the reason why. Most of the coffee is either wet-processed - resulting in a vividly bright cup, with fruit and floral notes - or dry-processed with the fruit skin intact. The latter technique produces a very different, rustic fruited flavor profile, and with thicker body.

Coffea Arabica was also found in the Harar region quite early, either brought from the Kaffa forests or from closer areas around the Sudan border. It is entirely possible that slaves taken from the forests chewed coffee cherry and spit out the seeds, thus spreading it into the Harar region, through which the Muslim slave trade route passed.

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  • Ethiopia Agaro - Nano Challa Cooperative

    Nano Challa has a sweetness of white honey, which is mildly fruited in flavor, and a healthy dose of toffee almond. Fruits like cherry juice and mild citrus come through in light roasts, with floral and Earl Grey tea. Darker roasts have red grape fruit, and a Ricola-like dark herbal aspect. A much lighter mouthfeel suits the slight effervescence. City to Full City. Learn More
    $6.50
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  • Ethiopia Grade 1 Yirga Cheffe Dumerso

    Loaded with fragrant stone fruits and tropical flavored teas, Dumerso is cupping very strong, with caramelized sugar sweetness. Citric acidity cuts through the complex cup flavors, and the finish is bittersweet, like peach skins. City to Full City. SO Espresso. Learn More
    $6.25
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