- Starbucks and Ethiopian coffee, Starbucks serves three varieties of Ethiopian coffee they are Sidamo, Yirgacheffe and Harrar.
Starbucks website mentions Ethiopia as the birthplace of coffee, and it has a page on History of Coffee that has good pictures of Ethiopian coffee pot called Jebena (J-be-na) and coffee being roasted on a pan Ethiopian style.
The website also mentions typically, Ethiopian coffee is grown in small, backyard coffee gardeners and sold at daily auctions.
Starbucks also has Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony exhibited during some of their cuppings, call ahead of time to check if particular cuppings (coffee tastings) have this.
| Ethiopia Sidamo ®
From the birthplace of coffee, Sidamo is highly prized by coffee buyers from around the world. It features a fleeting, floral aroma with a bright yet soft finish and, like the best Sidamo coffees, a wonderful hint of lemon. Typically, Ethiopian coffee is grown in small, backyard coffee gardeners and sold at daily auctions
| Decaf Mocca Java Coffee ®
An exotic Ethiopian Mocca coffee blended with coffee from Java to create a balance of soft spicy flavors with a smooth body and, of course, less caffeine.
More about this coffee:
We use coffee from Ethiopia rather than Yemen in this blend because it is more amenable to decaffeination, resulting in a better overall cup.
|Ethiopia Harrar #2
Frequently requested, but seldom encountered, the finest Harrars burst forth with rich berry flavors and aromas. Discovered amidst the arid, Harrar region of Ethiopia, these ripe coffee cherries absorbed their sweet juiciness through a sun-dried process so every sip is enhanced by lush blueberry and lavish rum notes.
Created for summertime and iced coffee, Gazebo Blend® is an elegant assortment of East African coffees. Bright flavors are balanced with a smooth, medium body. This coffee is a seasonal offering. The rich flavor with fruitlike notes evolves as it cools - making it exhilarating served hot and delightfully refreshing over ice. Key Terms: Citrus
Origin Notes: A blend of East African coffees with a yearly change of character. Some years there is an abundance of wild, interesting and exotic coffees such as Ethiopia Harrar; other years, the less well-known origins have a great deal to offer.
Geography is a flavor You can tell a lot about a coffee if you know where it's from. Coffees from Arabia are legendary for their berrylike flavors and winelike qualities. Those from Africa are remarkable for their floral aromas and citrusy tastes.
| Rift Valley Blend®
Believed to be the birthplace of coffee, the Great Rift Valley is also home to the beans making up this distinct blend. Formed out of explosive earthquake and volcanic activity, this coffee brings to mind the intensity of its origin.
Key term: Full-bodied
Geography is a flavor. You can tell a lot about a coffee if you know where it's from. Coffees from Arabia are legendary for their berrylike flavors and winelike qualities. Those from Africa are remarkable for their floral aromas and citrusy tastes.
Starbucks tastes Oxfam's brew
By Alison Maitland
October 14 2004
Ethiopia is the reputed birthplace of coffee. It is also the land where famine killed nearly 1m people 20 years ago, haunting western consciences as never before. So it is apt that Oxfam's UK arm should choose a coffee-growing region of Ethiopia as the focus of its first collaboration with a multinational company, in the shape of Starbucks, the world's largest coffee retail chain.
The pilot venture will see Starbucks UK contribute £100,000 to Oxfam's rural development programme in the East Hararge region, where farmers battle with poverty and drought in their efforts to produce high-quality Arabica coffee. >> read more
Bensa Ware Water Project Ethiopia 2002 [ website ]
"... The community of Bensa Ware Kebele is home to 8,000 people, and until earlier this year, they suffered as a result of an unsafe and polluted water supply. A project to remedy the problem was started by the Sidamo Development Association, a local non government organisation, in 1999, but stopped when it ran out of money. Starbucks coffee buyers, who have bought coffee from the community for many years, became aware of the problem and fundraising began in the UK..." >> read more
Ethiopia 2004 Daye High School Education Project [ website ]
"... Daye is the capital of the Sidamo region of southern Ethiopia and about 15 KM away from the village of Bensa Ware . Starbucks UK aims to fund an education project at the Daye High School .
The first stage of the project will be to establish library facilities for pupils and other children in the area to use. A new building will be constructed to safely store a new set of text, dictionaries, fiction and other non fiction titles. ..." >> read more
- Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
- Coffee Ceremony
Ethiopian Coffee Regions
BBC - Cafe Africa Pictures
- Coffee & Ethiopian Economy
- Ethiopia's #1 Export
Coffee providers, growers & exporters
Black Gold - The Movie
Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
- Starbucks & Ethiopia
Addis Ababa's Starbucks Imitation - NY Times
History of Coffee