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Our Beans

Harrar Coffee is a coffee shop and roasting house specializing in high-quality coffees from around the world. We pride ourselves on having a unique taste for every consumer moment, from a busy morning to a lazy summer’s afternoon.

Developing that moment starts with the seed, the bean, which is planted in the richest of soils and nurtured by the artisan farmers until the exact moment it is time for the new harvest.  From this point the Master Blenders take over, curating the beans and developing only the highest-quality blends–ready to satisfy every coffee drinker’s perfect moment.

Coffee was born in Ethiopia, but we offer you a variety of coffee flavors from Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru and Columbia. We take you and your palate on a world tour, where you can taste and get to know what each unique terrain offers without leaving your seat.

Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Territory is the birthplace of coffee. It was in the forests of Ethiopia that the coffee grew wild; providing a diversity of tastes.

Coffees are processed in different ways to other regions of the world; using both natural and pulped processing methods.  Pulped coffees are stripped of their skins and then naturally dried. These wet-processed coffees can deliver bright, fruity and floral cups for anytime. Whereas beans that are dried with the skin in tact give the coffee a more rustic flavor with a thicker body–perfect for a more authentic taste.

We love Harrar coffee beans…after all, we named our shop after it!  Grown in Harar among the Eastern highlands of Ethiopia, this coffee offers a tantalizing chocolaty aroma highlighted by flavorful layers of berries and spice to produce a full-bodied, complex cup of coffee that any wine lover will enjoy.

In Amaro, the coffee is exported by the only Ethiopian female miller, Asnakech Thomas. Amaro coffee is organically grown, and it is scrupulously harvested, sorted, and milled at Thomas’ facilities. When brewed, you’ll enjoy a sonata of baking spices and aromatic woods.

We’ll then take our taste buds and head to the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia and enjoy Yirgacheffee coffee. This medium to light body Arabica, recognized for its sweet flavors and aromas, is very spicy and fragrant, often with a slightly chocolate or nutty quality.

Finally, we’ll end our Ethiopian tour in the Sidamo Province, where we will sip on delicious Ethiopia Sidamo. Sidamo is valued for its deep, spice, and wine or chocolate-like taste and floral aroma. One of its most distinctive flavors is lemon and citrus with bright crisp quality.

Kenya

Kenya is the second largest producer of quality Arabica in Africa after Ethiopia. Kenyan coffee offers its own set of pleasing aromas from blackberries, grapefruit, and lemon rind.

Columbia

Columbia is widely seen as one of the best countries in the world to produce great quality Arabica coffee. Most of Columbia’s coffee is grown in the Colombian coffee growing axis region, also known as the Coffee Triangle, a part of the Colombian Paisa region in the rural area.

Peru

We’ll finish in Peru. There are more than 110,000 coffee growers in Peru, most of who are indigenous. Peru is quickly building a global reputation for producing traditionally cultivated, shade grown, high quality Arabica beans.

 

Here at Harrar Coffee

Here at Harrar Coffee we take the beans and release the flavors through roasting.  Whatever your choice, we recommend you keep your roasted beans fresh.  We won’t roast our beans until you order them.  We want you to have the Harrar Coffee experience that our customers have come to expect, and so we recommend that you don’t order more than you will drink within a few weeks. We also suggest you don’t grind your beans until you plan to drink it to preserve the taste for longer.

For smoother tastes we’ve developed our Sibune, Yirhama, Amerith, and Haruva blends.  These blends release the flavors held within the beans, without any flavor masked by the roasting process.

If you’re looking for an authentic taste our medium and special roasts offer the taste closest to each bean’s distinct origin and terroir.  This presents delicious tastes that range lemongrass and bell peppers.

For those times when customers need exquisite flavors without the green acidic tastes, our dark blends offer flavors that include dark cherry, plum, and black pepper.  Our dark, exquisite blends work well for espresso-based drinks.

Talk to our staff to find the best coffee for your particular palate!