Big Year Coffee is proud to partner with Asikana farms in western Ethiopia to bring you some of Africa’s best-tasting, natural grade 1 arabica coffee.
This coffee is fruitier than most and has strong floral notes. It’s best roasted on the lighter side to bring out the flavors and complexities. Our favorite method of brewing this is through pour-over filters.
Asikana farms provide native shade trees to protect species like the Lanner Falcon, Green Bee-eater, and African Jacana.
Our featured species, the white-cheeked Turaco is a fascinating and beautiful species endemic to Africa. Turacos are the only bird species to possess true red and green pigments. They do this by synthesizing copper, while most other birds create these colors through their feather structures. Turacos sometimes are considered an agricultural pest in some farming regions due to their feeding habits. We are proud to protect a bird like the Turaco because it is a natural seed disperser in forests.