Abyssinia Coffee Roasters
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The coffeehouse has its own roasting division called Abyssinia Coffee Roasters. This unique roast to order concept is in place so visitors can purchase small amounts of coffee and have it roasted fresh on site.
The rich aromas of beans from Africa to Indonesia fill the outside air surrounding the cafe. Abyssinia is the name still used by some in Ethiopia and has a strong coffee history. Coffee is said to have originated in Africa and was used as a way to bring people together on a daily basis.
Coffee Originated from Ethiopia
Coffee has its origins in Ethiopia. The coffee plant (coffee Arabica) stills grows wild in many forest areas. The word “coffee” itself comes from Kaffa, a coffee-growing region located in southwest Ethiopia. Today coffee is produced in different regions, specifically production is occurring in the western, southern and eastern parts of the country.
A highly consumed precious crop, the Arabica coffee is drunk unblended. When it is prepared the green beans are roasted in a pan. The beans are pounded with a mortar and pestle and the ground coffee is brewed in a black pot and drunk in small cups. The coffee ceremony is deeply rooted and possesses a high social significance in the Ethiopian tradition.
Today, it is believed that coffee has had a tremendous economic, social, and spiritual impact on many people throughout the world. It is consumed every day all over the globe. It is considered as a very important gift of Ethiopia to the world.