Coffeelink - Ethiopia Zege Forrest

Coffeelink - Ethiopia Zege Forrest

Coffeelink started life in Suffolk in 2005 and since then has grown the business to a roastery, cafes and coffee vans. There was a brand relaunch with the move to a new premises in Ipswich 2017 and you can read their full journey here. I met Azzouz for the first time last year in a serendipitous way, deciding to walk into his roastery on the exact day he was reviewing transport options to bring in coffee he was buying in Ethiopia. I'm really happy to be able to offer one of his coffees through this site and from an origin we have now been working on closely together for 2 harvests now.


The coffee on offer is the Zege Forrest from Ethiopia, where Coffeelink have a long standing direct relationship and Azzouz has been to visit. Working in conjunction with their friends Partners for Change in Ethiopia, this is a fantastic charity on a mission to help women and children. 


Around Lake Tana in Zege, coffee has been growing from time immemorial. It is prohibited to plough or cultivate the land in order to protect the forest. Originally, the coffee of the lake area was forest grown coffee, but due to the felling of the recent decades, this historic coffee has almost disappeared around Lake Tana. The only exception is the Zege peninsula. Here, we find the biggest coherent woodland on Lake Tana. A great example of biodiversity and preservation where “sacred” coffee protects the forest and the forest protects the coffee. On Zege, coffee is truly a special commodity. Traditionally, the natives and the friars of the convents cultivate the coffee for their own consumption and the local market with much anticipation. Virtually everything is being collected and used. The coffee is cultivated in 1,850 metres above sea level. 


Roaster - Coffeelink

Location - Ipswich, Suffolk


Coffee Origin - Ethiopia

Grower - Zege Forest

Location - Lake Tana

Process - Washed

Variety - Heirloom

Taste notes - Long lasting and complex flavours of red fruit, plum, blackcurrant, cinnamon & caccao. 


To see the coffee on the Coffeelink site as well as their full range of coffees click here


To follow Coffeelink on Instagram it's this link

    Grind type
    Bag size


    When you can expect your order:

    Whatever you order, we will get it to you as soon as possible. Any brewing equipment or filters will be in stock unless otherwise stated on the page and sent out within 2 business days. Anything showing not in stock will not be available again before Christmas. 

    Coffee bags and the Christmas tasting boxes will be sent out to arrive with you in the UK on Wednesday 23rd December, so your coffee is fresh for Christmas.

    If you are ordering from further away, your coffee will be sent on Friday 18th December and will aim to be with you for Christmas, but with International post at this time of year it may be a little longer. 

    Shipping terms are correct at the time of order but subject to change in the future. 


    Subscribe Form

    +44 (0) 7531 877 852

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Instagram

    ©2020 by Kallisti Coffee Ltd. 
    Kallisti Coffee Ltd is registered at 120-124 Town gate Leyland Lancashire PR25 2LQ.
    Company number 11764452