The Birthplace of Coffee

Discover new world-class examples of Ethiopia's distinctive arabica terroirs

The Birthplace of Coffee
Sorting beans for Volcanica Coffee’s Golocha Harrar, from the mountainous eastern part of Ethiopia
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue

Ethiopia has been brewing great cups of arabica coffee since the 15th century. While the country has many different regions and microclimates, each with their own characteristics, Ethiopia as a whole offers a distinctive, lively character, with aromatic notes of tropical fruit and some acidity. Discover four roasters' must-try Ethiopian beans, selected by coffee historian and author Mark Pendegrast.

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