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Time to Travel and we’re off to Africa

Legend one:
In Ethiopia, many moons ago, a goat herder notices that when his goat eats the fruit from a certain tree it had a bit more spring in its’ step. Caffeine is discovered. Thank you Goaty!

African coffees are known for their zesty, berry-like flavors. They give blends that zip and ha-cha-cha that is so desirable in a cup. Many countries in Africa are in the coffee belt. It is region that spans around the equator that has optimal conditions for growing coffee.

Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee. It has been growing, processing, roasting and brewing it since the 9th century. The conditions here are so good that it grows in the wild! It is the 5th largest producer of coffee in the world. Front Porch carries both Yirgacheffe and Harrar varietals of Ethiopian coffee. It is not the only coffee producing nation in Africa. Kenya is another. Kenya AA is not for the faint of heart. This is a real cup of coffee. Sharp, tangy and oh! so! delicious.

Rwanda, although newish to coffee production, has caught up quickly to give us a wonderful brew. We carry the Rwanda Misozi Abakundakawa. Misozi is the co-operative of farmers that certifies fair-trade. Abakundakawa in the Kinyarwanda language means “we who love coffee”. It is a perfect example of how much more coffee can be. These farmers use it to make a living and promote economic stability and cultural bonding within their communities.

AMAZING!!!

So try one of our African coffees and as you sip think of our sisters and brothers who brought this pleasure to you.

October 31 st Halloween
Make sure you visit at least ONE Front Porch on Halloween. - It will be worth it!

-Maria 


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