Africa
Revel Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Teklu Chelelektu

Revel Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Teklu Chelelektu

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge. The cupping table always shows some amazing coffees; however, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult it you require some traceability or back story with the coffees. You have to become a detective. Good thing I’m becoming quite good at spotting the clues. This coffee...
Barefoot Coffee Roasters // Kenya Kiamabara Peaberry

Barefoot Coffee Roasters // Kenya Kiamabara Peaberry

Along the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, a cooperative society named Rung’eto runs three factories: Kii, Karimikui, and Kiangoi. These three factories are known across the world as being stellar producers of some of the best coffees coming out of any country, not just Kenya. Rung’eto was created in 1953 and has given us these three high yield...
Venia Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Danch Meng

Venia Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Danch Meng

“Danch Meng” translates to “perfect approach” in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. Since 2009, the folks at Ninety Plus Coffee in making available truly revolutionary quality dry process Ethiopias. Beloya, Tchembe and Nekisse are some of the distinguished coffees we’ve been able to feature over this period, and these are now joined by our...
Radio Roasters // Ethiopia Chelelektu

Radio Roasters // Ethiopia Chelelektu

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge. The cupping table always shows some amazing coffees; however, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult it you require some traceability or back story with the coffees. You have to become a detective. Good job I’m becoming quite good at spotting the clues. This...
Kickapoo Coffee // Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Reko

Kickapoo Coffee // Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Reko

Named for the Reko washing station which started production in 2001 and is located in Kochere, Yirgacheffe. Kochere is the Westernmost part of Yirgacheffe and boasts some of the highest elevations in the region. This particular lot was grown at a staggering 1850-2100 meters. During harvest, which took place between late October and mid-January, about...
Headstash Roasting Company // Ethiopia Kochere

Headstash Roasting Company // Ethiopia Kochere

The Table is, as a collective whole, a massive fan of coffee from the Kochere Cooperative; it has seen several of their coffees served upon it over the past couple years. I remain impressed with the care and pride the members take in the cultivation and preparation of their coffees, as it shows beautifully in the...
Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia YirgZ

Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia YirgZ

Ethiopia is known for its attention to detail at all stages of the coffee process, from farming, to washing, to milling and sorting. The Z in YirgZ stands for zero—that is, zero defects. One of Huckleberry’s importers, Keffa Coffee, worked with private washing station owner Masrshu Sima to develop incredibly stringent quality practices.. Masrshu Sima’s washing...
Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia Ardi

Huckleberry Roasters // Ethiopia Ardi

In October 2009, Samuel Demisse read about the discovery of a 4.4 million year old human fossil found in Ethiopia. He was very fascinated by the news and decided to brand the Guji coffee he was cupping at the time under the name of “Ardi” as a tribute. Demisse is the sole importer of coffees...