Armenian coffee, or "Soorj" as it's called in our native tongue, is like nothing you've ever tasted before. Unless of course, you've already tried this bountifully flavorful brew, in which case, you know how truly unique this methodology of crafting coffee is.
It starts by taking beans and grinding them down to the consistency of powdered sugar, not something your typical home grinder will be able to accomplish even if it's an overachiever. This super fine coffee powder is then mixed directly with water and the optional pinch of sugar, and heated over a direct flame in a special pot until it reaches boiling.
To be served in a small 3 oz. demitasse cup and enjoyed right away, this thick and full bodied caffeinated elixir is truly in a class of its own when stacked up against other coffee drinks.
This process of brewing and serving coffee is a Near East tradition that has been enjoyed amongst our families for generations, and is an integral part of many other cultures throughout the Near East, Mediterranean and Middle East. There are slight variations from culture to culture, but the basic technique is the same.
ԳAVAT's Beans Help Us Stand Apart From The Rest
When selecting the perfect bean for our premium ԳAVAT (we pronounce it "Kavat") Armenian Coffee, we realized that in order to do something new, sometimes you have to go back to the beginning. Coffee first arrived into Armenian lands from Ethiopia (the birthplace of Coffee) via transit across the Red Sea, through the Middle East and into the Near East.
We here at ԳAVAT not only made sure to find an Ethiopian bean to create our unique roast, but also made sure that we selected a certified organic bean that came from a farm that also utilizes sustainable principles. To be exact, our premium Armenian brew uses organic and naturally processed Ethiopian Shimket beans, among the best coffee beans that are available anywhere.
We took no shortcuts in trying to give you the absolute best tasting coffee we've ever had and we hope that you agree.