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Wonderful coffee from Ethiopia

  • Category
    Ethiopian Coffee
  • Where?
    The Sidama region, Ethiopia
  • Coffee taste
    Citrus, sweet and floral notes.
Coffea Arabica actually stems from Ethiopia. It is here in the ancient African lands that the plant was first discovered for it’s ability to provide extra energy and still to this day all coffee plants can be traced back to Ethiopia, where the Arabica Heriloom grows.

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Heirloom means original or wild, as the plant has not been modified by other means than time and nature itself.
Here we buy both coffee from the Sidama region as well as Yirgacheffe. The Ethiopian coffees are well know for their rich distinct flavors of citrus, sweet and floral notes and it’s bright appearance makes it a wonderful cup of coffee.
We sell it as a single origin, from Yirghacheffe, as well as the in our blends like Amokkacrema where we use a Sidama.
You can almost taste the fine work that gone it making this coffee, all the way from the farm. Below you can read about how the coffee comes to life together with our partners in Ethiopia, where we buy directly.
The farms in Ethiopia are very small, so it’s many families that contribute to a full shipment of coffee. They are handpicked and sorted, dried on african raised beds and controlled buy officials before it leaves the country. This is pretty standard in Ethiopia, but Amokka takes it a step further, with the venture into the new Impact Trade model developed with our partners.

How we buy this wonderful coffee

  • Category
    Impact trade
  • Where?
    The Sidama region, Ethiopia
  • Subject
    Sustainable sourcing of coffee
AMOKKA offers premium quality single origin coffee from Ethiopian highlands, that supports Impact Development Projects.

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AMOKKA goes the extra mile!
We pay premium price for our specialty coffee from South Ethiopian Highlands to directly support the impact development projects, that are changing the lives of everyday people” says Sebastian Vibe-Petersen, heading the Amokka Roasting Company, that is part of the Scanomat family and exclusive coffee supplier to the TopBrewer.

“AMOKKA is the part of the movement called Impact Trade, that is redefining the coffee industry and the social values connected to it by offering specialty coffee directly from Ethiopia together with development projects such as various sustainable coffee production initiatives, youth development, job creation programmes and formal education projects in Ethiopia that improve the living conditions of farmers and their families. They are truly making a difference” says Daniel.

Balla Hallala, who grew up in Ethiopia and moved to Denmark to live with his spouse.
Daniel met Amokka when he first came to Denmark and immediately felt that there were so many shared values, that they had to work together on a more sustainable sourcing of coffee.


Amokka’s Impact Projects in Ethiopia

  • Category
    Youth development projects
  • Where?
    In Ethiopia
  • Subject
    Amokka is part of the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals
Together with local Ethiopian partner, AMOKKA is investing in children education and youth development projects that have a solid local ownership and support.

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AMOKKA is engaging coffee consumers, coffee farmers and the whole local community to take an active part of the projects.

Here are shown some of AMOKKA’s current projects: school uniforms and supplies, sports activities and future project of building a water tap station for the elementary school with 1000 school children.

Clean Water

  • Category
    School Project
  • Where?
    Sidama Region, South Ethiopia
  • Subject
    Water tap Station for a local school
There are a lot of school kids in Ethiopia who do not have direct access to clean, fresh water. They have to carry water with them to school from far away, and usually, they bring it in a big, yellow, plastic, jerry cans.

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AMOKKA will change that by constructing the tap water station for the local elementary school for the school kids from first to fourth grade.

This water tap station will be constructed in front of the school and will provide clean water to 1000 school kid and will have a great impact on kids’ everyday life. They will forever say goodbye to the big, clumsy, yellow, plastic, jerry cans.

With AMOKKA, it will be possible to provide the means for the materials like: water-pipe, tap, concrete, gravel, framework, machines and constructors.

In order for projects to be a great success, we will inspire everybody to get involved in this great project. Everyone from school children to teachers, parents, and kebele (meaning: village authority) will contribute and take ownership of the tap water station and be proud of it.