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Samra Blend Vol. 1

Whole Bean Coffee Blends

Created with Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and his mother, Samra, this blend is a glimpse into their lives. Through their taste and guidance, we created a flavor profile that resembles the coffee used in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony (Buna Tetu) that they performed regularly as a family. Notes of juicy raspberry and citrus meld with rich caramel and a floral aroma to whisk you away to an Ethiopia that lives in Samra’s memory and was passed down to Abel.

Taste their creation and share in a special piece of Abel’s childhood.

8 ounces

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Flavor Profile

Raspberry, Toffee, Citrus Blossom

  • Flavor

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

    20% on a scale from Light to Dark
samra coffee bag with a kinto cafe glass of coffee

"I remember coming home to the smell of coffee roasting in the kitchen and the chatter of family catching up in the living room. The Buna Tetu coffee ceremony was a special piece of our culture my mother would share with our guests, and I realize, now that I’m older, it’s synonymous with home for me.
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ABEL TESFAYE, "THE WEEKND"

samra blend coffee cupping

Coming Together

The Art of Blending

Blending is where our artistry takes shape. With the world’s best coffee as our medium and the cup as our canvas, we follow inspiration. For this blend, we chose two Ethiopian coffees from METAD—one washed, one natural processed. We explored and experimented with roasting until the basic elements came together to create something beyond coffee—a feeling, a memory, an experience, a taste of home.

Samra Origins

Honoring Ethiopian Heritage

Join us, alongside Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and his XO record label, in celebrating Ethiopia’s heritage of coffee excellence with our 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.

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.

samra origins coffee
samra origins coffee artwork

Artist Residency

Serge Attukwei Clottey

Serge Attukwei Clottey and his multidisciplinary practice were brought to us by Abel, a long-time admirer. Clottey uses found materials to create zero-waste art pieces. Here he depicts a stoic mother and son in traditional Ethiopian clothing. His work for Samra Origins is a representation of the country’s storied past, its bright future, and the people who hold Ethiopia in their hands.