Watch a Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony With Cafe Imports

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony from Cafe Imports on Vimeo.

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Thanks to countless heirloom varieties and perfect environmental conditions, Ethiopia grows the best coffees in the world. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Ethiopia remains one of the few coffee producing countries that consumes more coffee than it exports.

Like many places in Africa and the Middle East, hospitality takes a sacred place in Ethiopian culture.  And at the center of Ethiopian hospitality is the coffee ceremony, an enchanting ritual in which coffee is selected, roasted, and brewed for one’s guests. Ethiopia remains a dream destination for us, but thanks to this new video from the media team at Cafe Imports, you can witness this beautiful tradition yourself, preferably with some fresh crop Ethiopian coffee in your mug.

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Argo Sons Coffee Announces Louisville Expansion

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Whether it’s making banjos or training horses, Kentuckians prefer to do things for themselves. As I’ve written elsewhere, this Appalachian DIY attitude is behind Louisville’s rich history of coffee roasting.  The most recent addition to Louisville’s long legacy of roasting is Argo Sons Coffee, a (mostly) wholesale-only micro-roaster run by Matt Argo. Over the last several years Argo Sons has carved out a niche providing coffee for many of Louisville’s most beloved coffee shops, including Please and Thank You and Gralehaus. That influence is beginning to be felt internationally as [Continue Reading…]

The French Press, Santa Barbara, CA – Shop Review

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The French Press from Castle Coffee Roasters on Vimeo. On a recent trip to the West Coast I got a chance to sample a wide variety of SoCal's best beans. From the star studded LA Mill to the critical darlings at Go Get Em Tiger, my taste buds can … [Continue reading]

New Robot Barista Can Make Lattes but Still Gets Your Name Wrong

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Watch out baristas, your job might be in jeopardy. A team of researchers at Cornell University have built a robot that not only makes espresso and steams milk, but also can learn how to operate new espresso machines. Gizmag reports that the robot … [Continue reading]

These New Products Have the Coffee World Buzzing

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Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale Good coffee doesn't happen by accident. When it comes to quality, precision is critical. Nowhere is this more evident than espresso. Even a half gram difference in dose or yield can have a marked effect on flavor. For … [Continue reading]

Milktooth Revolutionizes Indianapolis’s Coffee Scene

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Names have power. Whether intentional or not, Milktooth's moniker has clear symbolic value: there's a new era emerging in Indianapolis's food and beverage scene. The first restaurant from owner/chef Jonathan Brooks has already received national … [Continue reading]