Ethiopia Bitta Farm
In Ethiopia’s Kaffa region, arabica shrubs grow wild in a veritable coffee forest. Lore has it this is where, 1,000 years ago, curious goats gnawed the berries and experienced an energy boost. When a goatherd tried the berries for himself, coffee was discovered. Today Bitta Farm represents one of coffee’s most fabled locations. Reached by a two-day journey over deeply rutted, muddy mountain paths, its wild-grown coffee and direct connection to arabica’s lineage are quite literally the stuff of legend. Along with the distinct flavors highlighted in this small lot, you will experience something more. Each bean is a bit of history.