Known for its incredible geographical location, Ethiopia boasts landscapes of beauty. From mountain ranges to plateaus and high valleys, the region is incredible breathtaking. Ethiopia is treasured as being the birthplace of coffee and beans found in this region are some of the most sought after. With exceptional climate and natural surroundings, sweet Arabica beans naturally grow in the country's forests. Today, it is one of the main coffee sourcing regions of the world.
Our founder, Kirk's experience in Ethiopia as he searched for the most incredible coffees you know and love today.
Coffee in this part of the world is dotted with sacred coffee ceremonies performed multiple times a day. In the ceremonies, the woman of the household will light incense and prepare, roast, grind, and boil the coffee in an elaborate show for her guest. After the initial serving, two additional servings are taken, each weaker than the next. It is believed that coffee’s spiritual properties cause a spiritual transformation during this process.
"Buna dabo nawa," a popular Ethiopian saying that means "coffee is our bread," encompasses the true role coffee plays within the culture. Not only is coffee widely enjoyed, more than a lifestyle, it is their form of expression.
In Ethiopia, coffee is typically served unfiltered without milk or cream. In some regions sweetener, salt, cardamom, and even coffee cherries are added.