City Boy Coffee, a New York-based company that specializes in sourcing, roasting and brewing high-quality coffee from around the world, is celebrating its third anniversary with a special release of a coffee from Limmu, Ethiopia. The coffee is sourced from two brothers, Yidinekachew and Mesfin Dabasa, who prioritize coffee excellence and environmental preservation.
City Boy Coffee was founded by Matthew Falber, a coffee lover and traveler who wanted to share his passion for exploring the origins and culture of coffee with others. Through his YouTube channel, he has documented his journeys to various coffee-producing countries such as Colombia, Vietnam and Guatemala, and learned about the different aspects of coffee production, roasting and brewing.
The first coffee his company shipped to subscribers was from Limmu, Ethiopia. Three years later, he decided to revisit the region to feature coffee from Yidinekachew and Mesfin Dabasa, two brothers who received tracks of land from the Ethiopian government in the late 2000s to preserve natural forest land and farm coffee on its periphery. Falber was impressed by their dedication to quality and sustainability, and decided to partner with them to bring their unique coffee to the United States. City Boy Coffee prides itself on paying sustainable rates for beans that are significantly higher than fair trade.
The special third anniversary coffee from Limmu, Ethiopia showcases the unique flavor profile of the region. It’s a naturally processed heirloom variety that has notes of tamarind, dark chocolate, fig, angostura bitters and oak barrel. It is roasted to a medium level to preserve its sweetness and complexity.
Falber says that this coffee is very special to him and his company, as it represents the roots of his passion and vision. “Limmu is believed to be the birthplace of arabica, the most prized species of coffee, and modern-day Ethiopia is located in the part of Africa where coffee is believed to have originated. The origin is integral to the history of coffee and our founding story. I’m very proud to celebrate our third anniversary with this coffee, and I hope that our customers will enjoy it as much as I do.”
The special release of the Limmu coffee is available for a limited time on City Boy Coffee’s website and pop-up locations in New York City. Customers can also watch Falber’s YouTube video where he will share his insights on the region and the coffee in an upcoming live stream.
City Boy Coffee is a company that offers high-quality coffee from around the world to its customers, both online and in person. It also supports the farmers who grow it and the communities they belong to, by paying fair prices and promoting sustainability. By learning about different countries and their coffee culture, Falber hopes to inspire others to appreciate the diversity and richness of coffee as a beverage and as a way of life. City Boy Coffee also provides catering and special events services, bringing its coffee expertise and passion to any occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, a conference, a birthday, or a health fair, City Boy Coffee can create an unforgettable coffee experience with hand-poured coffees, cold brew, iced coffee, and espresso cocktails. It can also offer tailored coffee classes, tastings, and latte art demonstrations for those who want to learn more about coffee. City Boy Coffee collaborates with some of New York’s top baristas and sources some of the finest coffees from around the world on rotation every month.