Ethiopia Kafa Forest - Medium Roast
Possibly the only place on Earth where wild coffee plants grow abundantly
These wild coffee beans originate from the most primeval forests in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve of Ethiopia – these forests are the only place on Earth where wild coffee plants grow abundantly. Well-shaded by the rainforest around them, they thrive on the natural fertilizer of litter from the trees around them. Many believe that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, as the first coffee tree was discovered in Abyssinia in ancient times (modern day Ethiopia). The area came to be known as the Kingdom of Kaffa, with ‘Kaffa’ possibly being the origin of the modern word ‘coffee’.
Description of taste: Distinct scent of the wild ginger flower and sourness from blackcurrant and various other fruits. A trailing sweetness towards the end that lasts, and after cooling down, there is a slight fragrance of fruit kernels.