Aksum Coffee House is a specialty coffee roaster with over ten years of experience in Ethiopian organic coffees. We started by roasting small batches in the traditional – and still very much used - Ethiopian way directly on charcoal, and developed our understanding of these complex coffees so that today we are able to supply some of the world's most unique coffees to our customers.
We source our coffees directly from the two primary Ethiopian coffee regions: the blueberry-tinged Harar coffees from Eastern Ethiopia, and the coffees with citrusy and ﬂoral ﬂavours from Southern Ethiopia's Sidamo region. All our coffees are certiﬁed organic single origin beans, and they are certiﬁed by qualiﬁed local Q-graders to designate the cup quality of the bean. We have great capacity to source consistently from farmer-speciﬁc micro lots of very highly graded specialty coffees.
WHAT IS AKSUM?
Aksum is a town in Northern Ethiopia, where the history of Ethiopia started three thousand years ago. Aksum is where the Queen of Sheba lived and ruled over a vast empire which was later to become what is now known as Ethiopia.
Did you know that coffee was ﬁrst discovered and grown in Ethiopia? There is a region called Kaffa, which has given its name to the drink. In Ethiopia, however, coffee is known under the name bunna.