The coffee beans that I sell in the (online) store are of the very best quality. They are single-origin (from one region) and are grown exclusively organically: so they contain no pesticides. My coffee, therefore, tastes more real than what you can taste elsewhere: it is fuller, tastier and rounder!
The 12 types of beans that I sell are exclusively "premium grade". This means that the coffee is extensively tested for smell, (after-) taste, acidity, sweetness, body, balance, and the number of defects. The coffee receives a cupping score based on the score on these and a few other points. All of my coffee scores 85 points or higher in this cupping score. As a result, all the coffee you drink and buy at Harar Coffee is 'premium grade'. My coffee can therefore also be called 'specialty coffee', the highest quality class!
The label Single Origin means that my coffee beans come from one specific region in Ethiopia. As a result, you often taste fruity, floral, and earthy flavors in my coffee. These grow in the vicinity of the coffee bushes and therefore give off this flavor to the coffee beans. This gives my coffee real character, which many Harar Coffee customers really appreciate. I recommend that you ask everywhere you drink coffee if they have single-origin beans or blends. In blends, coffee beans from different regions are mixed together, giving the coffee a somewhat 'flatter' taste, something that you often taste with coffee from large coffee producers.
All my coffee is of organic origin. In fact, a lot of Ethiopian coffee is of organic origin, because the coffee berry grows on a shrub that grows naturally and really only needs water and fertilizer. Pesticides and fertilizers are therefore not necessary at all and are therefore often only found on too large plantations that grow for the large coffee producers!
If there is sufficient supply, I buy coffee that is not only organic, single-origin but also fair trade. Because of this, I know for sure that small coffee farmers get a good price for their harvest. Coffee is Ethiopia's most important export product and still comes from millions of small-scale fields of hundreds of thousands of small farmers across the country. Because farmers get a good price through fair trade, they can invest in themselves and their families. Fairtrade allows Ethiopia to develop economically. That is really necessary because there is still a lot of poverty in my motherland. The tips in my shop, therefore, go directly to a family in Addis Abbaba.