Haldi Coffee and Tea is a Colombian company established around 1970. Since 2016, the franchise has been operating in Yerevan, and it is definitely a welcome addition. The coffees are all aromatic. In fact, I was very impressed the first time I smelled the different coffee varieties as they all had naturally fruity smells! Most importantly, all the coffee beans are imported from Colombia and, according to the baristas, the coffee is brewed in Colombian fashion. This doesn’t mean they don’t serve coffee staples such cappuccinos, lattes, and, americanos, they absolutely do! The baristas are incredibly helpful when it comes down to choosing the type of coffee you want; there are several different varieties of beans, and the baristas explain what each bean is and their caffeine level. Moreover, the baristas allow customers to take a whiff of the coffee grounds to have a better understanding of what they would like to order.
In addition to serving coffee, Haldi also prepares Galetas, traditional Colombian pastries. Galetas come in different flavors, for example chocolate or carrot. Lastly, for those who prefer tea, Haldi also serves fragrant teas!
Haldi on Khorenatsi Street is quite hidden. It is located between Italy Street and Mher Mkrtchyan Street, incredibly close to the English Garden. There is another location on Demirchyan Street. So go check it out.
P.S. There is also a city named Armenia in Colombia, so there is a deeper link between the two countries than just coffee!