African Woodsmoke Coffee

Coffee’s character has a rich social tradition that goes back to at least the 9th century.  Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and you can still find the coffee plant; coffee Arabica growing wild in the forest of the Ethiopian highlands.  Ethiopians were the first people to start drinking coffee socially and have thus invented the famous coffee shop or cafe.  To this day native Ethiopians roast their locally grown coffee beans on an open fire, and then brew the coffee in a Jebena or clay pot.  The rich, hot, and sensuous coffee is then poured into handless cups and served.  The first round of coffee is called Abol Bunna and is enjoyed rather strong.  After this first round, the Jebena is topped with more hot water before the next serving of coffee is served, called the Tona Bunna.  Ethiopians will drink 3-4 cups at one sitting and will tell stories, dance, and reflect while drinking the coffee.  This method of drinking coffee is  social, spiritual, and a huge part of the local Ethiopian society.

Woodsmoke Ethiopian Coffee Beans

Woodsmoke Ethiopian Coffee Beans

Woodsmoke is bringing high quality, freshly roasted, and socially conscious coffee to the States.  We are offering Kenyan and Ethiopian coffee.  Our coffee is only of the highest standards.  When you buy Woodsmoke Coffee you are assured that the beans are fresh (all coffee roasted more than 14 days old is thrown out).  Woodsmoke coffee makes for a great gift and we promise to support our African Artists and their families with the proceeds of every bag of coffee that is sold.

Woodsmoke’s Kenyan coffee is from the Chania Estate, French Mission Varietal.  It has a hint of rich red wine, dark berries, and slightly citrusy.  This is an outstanding coffee that has a clean taste with rich overtones to it.  Woodsmoke Kenyan Coffee c is available for purchase here.  It is possible to obtain whole beans or ground coffee.

Kenyan Stamp from 1963

Kenyan Stamp from 1963

Woodsmoke’s Ethiopian Sidamo coffee has been grown in the Sidamo region of Ethiopia at 1850-2100 meters.  This coffee has a smooth, clean aroma with noticable depths of berries and a hint of Jasmin.  The acidity is perfect not to sour or burnt with a full body to the coffee.  This coffee is available for purchase here.  It is possible to obtain whole beans or ground coffee.

You can purchase Woodsmoke Coffee online HERE.

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