We are excited to team up with our friends at Rapids End a new micro coffee roastery specializing in both direct trade and specialty coffee. Rapids End is located in Peterborough and roasts some exceptional coffee beans. We are very particular about our coffee and we love this product!
"After searching far and wide, and many cuppings later, we've finally landed on a truly beautiful and outstanding Ethiopian coffee. You'll taste raspberry jam, dark chocolate spices with a full bodied mouthfeel."
REGION: Kaffa Forest, Bonga
MILLING STATION: Getachew Werku Kobeche Station
ALTITUDE: 1800 m
REGIONAL + PRODUCER INFORMATION
Bonga is the Capital of the Kaffa region, and the coffee grows in deep forested areas. This is the Birth of coffee actually, as in Bonga there is Menkira, where the oldest coffee genetics have been documented. Bonga is a name rarely encountered when visiting Ethiopia, if at all. But it deserves to be better known: it's said to be the very birthplace of Arabica coffee. The shade provided by forest trees means the beans develop slower, becoming more dense and flavorful as a result. It also keeps the trees shorter, so they're more easily handpicked by locals. Despite their coffee and other natural treasures, both Bonga and the Kaffa region remain off the tourism map. Today the town's population is only about 30,000.