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PREMIUM ETHIOPIAN ARABICA BEANS

FROM THE BIRTHPLACE OF COFFEE

Ethiopia, recognized as the birthplace of coffee, provides some of the world’s best single origin premium coffee beans characterized by complex flavours of pungent yet smooth quality with its distinctive acidity.

Ethiopian coffees are some of the best reviewed coffee beans, whether it is the full bodied Sidamo coffee, to the complex Yirgacheffe, or the fruity Harar with its bright acidity and medium to heavy body.

Ethiopian coffees offer an unparalleled spectrum of flavours and a depth of varietals. This richness makes Ethiopian coffees a treasure trove for the coffee adventurer and the connoisseur alike. We aim to introduce some of the richness and complexity of what Ethiopia has to offer to the Middle East.

AURO ROASTED COFFEE

PEDIGREE IN NAME AND FLAVOUR

Auro coffee comes from the Bagersh coffee plantations in Ethiopia, which enjoy elevations of over 1500metres which qualifies them, like all Ethiopian green coffees, as ‘Strictly High Grown’ (SHG)/ ‘Strictly High Bean’ (SHB), resulting in the nutrients that make them denser, more complex and distinctly ‘Ethiopian.’

The coffees that are produced in these plantations are carefully cultivated, under the most exacting production standards, and shipped to coffee importers across the world who in turn distribute smaller quantities to coffee shops, coffee brands and specialty retailers. Often our rich coffees are blended with more inferior Arabica and Robusta beans to make them more accessible to larger markets.

A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

AN INVITATION TO NEW BUYERS

As part of the expansion of our roasted coffee operation, we are now making it available for smaller distributors, hotels, restaurants and cafes to buy directly from us. We provide pure, premium quality roasted coffee beans in dark and medium roasts, and in a variety of grinds. We provide them in vacuum sealed bags with a 6-9 month shelf life, and we can customize the labels to fit your branding. The bags come in 250gms, 500gms and 1kg sizes. Fill out the contact form to express your interest, specifying quantities, roast and grind.

We will also inform you if we are holding cupping sessions near your city.

LEGEND OF COFFEE

Legend has it that a goat herder called Kaldi in 19th century Ethiopia discovered coffee after noticing that his goats became frisky after eating coffee berries. From Ethiopia it is said that Yemeni traders took the beans home and from there coffee made its way to Europe where the café society was born.

COFFEE TRADE

Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth, after petroleum, and Ethiopia is one of the top 10 producers of coffee globally accounting for about 264,000 tons per year. Coffee accounts for about half of Ethiopia’s exports and employs about a quarter of the population, either directly or indirectly.

ESPRESSO

Espresso in Italian refers to the way the ‘espresso’ drink is made — and this is the forcing of boiling water through pressed coffee grounds. Espresso has more caffeine per volume than coffee, because it’s consumed in smaller quantities, yet it has about a third of the amount of caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.

TYPES OF COFFEE

There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. 70% of coffee beans are Arabica. Far less popular, and considered inferior to Arabica, is the Robusta bean which is slightly more bitter and has twice as much caffeine. Many commercial retail and café brands offer Arabic blended with Robusta to make the coffee less expensive.