Ethiopia is where it all began for coffee, where humans first cultivated the beans and learned to roast and ground them to create the beverage drunk throughout the world today. Aksum, is located not far from the Central Station, in an area that lacks good coffee opportunities. This is a welcome addition.
You can order an espresso, café latte, or cappuccino – I prefer the latte as the espresso really takes some getting used to – but all are made with Ethiopian coffee beans freshly roasted and ground on the premises daily, which they also sell to take away.
If coffee’s not your thing, they also have interesting herbal teas from across Africa, unusual juices and excellent cakes to accompany your drink.