East Africa is the birthplace of coffee, with Ethiopia pinpointed as the coffee tree’s point of origin. From Ethiopia, coffee migrated across the sea to Yemen, and to this day, some of the world’s finest coffees come from East Africa and Yemen. African coffees share a distinctive winey acidity, and they tend to be highly fragrant, having either a floral or fruity bouquet. For sheer elegance in a cup, it would be difficult to beat one of the fine coffees from the Yirgacheffe region in Ethiopia or the Kenyan coffees grown on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. For a wilder ride, try our intensely fragrant Ethiopian Harrar or Yemen Mocha.
India was the first place coffee was grown outside the Arab world of Africa and Yemen. In fact the tea producing Sri Lanka area was at one time covered with vast plantations of coffee trees. Unfortunately, most of the coffee trees in India were wiped out by disease, except in southern India, where Monsooned Malabar reigns supreme.
All coffee sold in 3/4 lb. sealed bags.