Your Coffee Import: Spotlight on Ethiopia
You probably wouldn’t argue that you love your coffee, and can’t imagine how you ever lived without it. But as you savor each and every sip, do you ever think about where your coffee came from, aside from your coffee pot? Where did coffee itself really get its start? Legend has it, that coffee has its true roots in the highlands of Ethiopia, and coffee trees have since been growing there for centuries, even now. The legend says that a goatherd, called Kaldi, noticed that his goats, after consuming berries from a certain tree, became so energetic that they didn’t want to sleep. He then told the abbot of the local monastery, who subsequently made a drink with those berries, and discovered himself that it kept him alert for the long evening prayers. From there, the knowledge of this new drink started to spread eastward to the Arabian Peninsula, and soon enough, across the globe. At CoffeeAM, we want to take you on a journey around the world through coffee, and truly experience the authentic flavors that are appreciated globally. As Ethiopia is the place where it all really started, it’s only fitting to explore those roots, and what has made those flavors stand the test of time. You don’t have to book your plane tickets to enjoy Ethiopian coffee delights. Here is just a sampling of what’s in store for you to savor in the comfort of your own kitchen. Ethiopia Longberry Coffee In the northwestern region of Ethiopia is the town of Harrar, where Ethiopia Longberry coffee is grown. This is one of the oldest cultivars of the Arabica coffee bean. It is a robust, medium to dark roasted coffee with a consistently smooth flavor. It is not too acidic, and it has a slight chocolaty mocha taste. Embrace the rich culture of Ethiopia by partaking in a cup or two of this delicious coffee, available in a choice of four different grinds. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee Known as Ethiopia’s Crown and Glory for its high caliber flavor, this gourmet Ethiopian coffee is a full-bodied, medium-light roast with mild earthy flavor and a rich, smooth texture, without having harshness. Don’t feel shy to step out of your coffee comfort zone, and explore uncharted flavor territory. Once you try this, you will only be more excited to come back for another cup, and to try other Ethiopian favorites. Take some time to appreciate the longstanding coffee heritage of Ethiopia, the very birthplace of coffee! With unique flavors and a coffee tradition that dates back several centuries, let CoffeeAM treat your palate to the true essence of Ethiopia.