Bright, Floral, Fruit, Peach
"Pompton Peach" is named after the main street that passes through Cedar Grove, NJ's downtown, and also happens to be the street we are located on. The "peach" part comes from just one of the glorious tasting notes provided by a cup of this exceptional single origin coffee.
We brew Pompton Peach every Sunday and Thursday and will be happy to do a pourover or sell whole beans of this gem daily.
Light roast coffee is often described as having a crisp and bright taste, with high acidity and a subtle sweetness. This type of roast is popular among coffee drinkers who prefer a lighter, more delicate coffee flavor that allows the natural characteristics of the coffee bean to shine through.
Pompton Peach is a light to medium roast.
Coffee is an inseparable part of the Guji, and the wider Oromo, culture. Some historians believe the Oromo people used coffee as early as the 10th century AD, although it wasn’t used as a drink then. In those times, coffee beans were mixed with edible fat to create small balls that people chewed on to ward off tiredness. It was an ideal snack to carry on long and tiring journeys.
The history of Ethiopian coffee dates back to the ninth century, where legend has it that a goat herder named Kaldi discovered the energizing properties of coffee after noticing his goats became more active after eating the beans. Since then, coffee has become a significant part of Ethiopian culture, and the country has become one of the world's top coffee producers.
The unique flavors and aromas of Ethiopian coffee beans can be attributed to the country's growing conditions. Ethiopia has a tropical climate, with high altitudes, ample rainfall, and rich, fertile soil. These growing conditions, coupled with traditional farming practices, result in coffee beans with complex flavors, ranging from fruity and floral to spicy and earthy.
One of the traditional farming practices used in Ethiopia is shade-grown coffee, where coffee trees are grown under the canopy of other trees. This method not only protects the coffee plants from direct sunlight but also helps maintain soil moisture and provides a natural habitat for birds and other wildlife. As a result, Ethiopian coffee beans are often organic and sustainably grown.
Ethiopia has also implemented various programs to promote fair trade and support small-scale coffee farmers. The Ethiopian government established the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange in 2008 to facilitate fair trade and provide access to markets for small-scale farmers. The program has been successful in improving the livelihoods of farmers and promoting sustainable coffee production practices.
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575 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Phone: +01 908 955 8200
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