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Ethiopia Cup of Excellence #7

Our inaugural Samra Origins offering is an Exceedingly Rare coffee from world-class producer Wolde Faye Koricha. After tasting all the coffees from Ethiopia’s Cup of Excellence microlot competition, we were enraptured by the expressive flavor in Wolde’s creation.

We sourced this limited-run lot for our most high-end release and paired it with a collectible booklet featuring original Samra Origins artwork.

Ethiopia Cup of Excellence #7 includes a 100 g tin of this Exceedingly Rare coffee and a Samra Origins collector’s booklet for $65.

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Abel Profile

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Flavor Profile

Rose, Tangerine, Strawberry

  • Flavor

    10% on a scale from Fruity / Floral to Dark Chocolate
  • Roast

    10% on a scale from Light to Dark
Exceedingly Rare Samra Origins Coffee Packaging with glass mug of coffee
Coffee Beans being picked and roasted

Origin and Partnerships

An Exceptional Taste of Tradition

Producer Wolde Faye Koricha’s commitment to tradition shows in his choice of processing method. The first coffee created was dried whole under the Ethiopian sun, so it’s only fitting that our first Samra Origins release is also natural processed. Wolde’s coffee ranked #7 in the most prestigious Cup of Excellence microlot competition and was our favorite from all of Ethiopia’s most exclusive lots.

Ethiopia on a map
Gera, Jimma, Ethiopia
2,000 METERS

The Calling

Honoring Ethiopia's Coffee Heritage

Join us, alongside Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and his XO record label, in celebrating Ethiopia’s heritage of coffee excellence with our new brand and product line, Samra Origins. Discover the best Ethiopian coffees, the country’s history and customs, and the people shaping the future of the trade.

The people and culture of this cherished place shaped Abel into who he is today. His love and respect for Ethiopia are rooted in traditions passed down to him by his mother, and her mother before her. Together we raise a cup to all that Ethiopia has given, and dedicate this project to Abel’s mother, Samra. May it serve as an ode to his family’s homeland.

Abel tasting Samra Origins Exceedingly Rare Coffee
Kinto Glass Mug filled with Exceedingly Rare Samra Origins Coffee

The Offerings

Coffee, Merch, and More

From this high-end Exceedingly Rare single origins to everyday coffees and merch, there’s something for everyone within the world of Samra Origins. Dive deeper this summer with a whole bean blend co-created with Abel and Samra, and much more still to come.

Consider this Exceedingly Rare offering a pure taste of traditional Ethiopian coffee. As we progress through the line, you will experience new flavor profiles created by Abel and Samra, one-of-a-kind apparel and drinkware, and so much more.

The Mission

A Partnership with Purpose

More than 20 million Ethiopians need urgent food assistance. In honor of Samra Origins, Blue Bottle Coffee will donate to the XO Humanitarian Fund, administered by World Food Program USA, to support lifesaving emergency operations in areas around the world experiencing food insecurity, with a special focus on Ethiopia.

The number of Ethiopians who urgently require food assistance continues to grow. We believe addressing such a pervasive issue is a positive step towards nurturing future generations. We are immensely grateful for the immeasurable influence this country has had on our craft. Samra Origins exists to give back to coffee’s homeland.

Abel holding Exceedingly Rare Samra Origins Coffee Packaging with tin peaking out of side
Abel outside with mug of Ethiopia Cup of Excellence #7 coffee