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Welcome to Kaffa Coffee


The birth-place of coffee.

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Welcome to Kaffa Coffee


The birth-place of coffee.

About Kaffa

Kaffa, the south western region of Ethiopia where coffee was born.

Markos founded Kaffa coffee in London's Camden canal market in 2004. Four years later his hunt for coffee lovers drew him to Gillett square, Dalston, in the cultural heart of east London. Since then Kaffa coffee has happily served the local communities the finest coffee through sunshine and rain, day and night.

Come visit Markos, relax with one of his coffees, enjoy his unique mix of music and lose yourself in the culture of Gillett square.

Chillin' in the square

Located in Gillett square, in the heart of Dalston. At the outdoor tables or under Kaffa's music, there is no better place to enjoy coffee outdoor and watch the world goes by.

Coffee at night

Kaffa opens till late most nights, winter or summer, rain or sunshine.

Kaffa sound

Markos's selected playlist of his favourite mix of Ethopian jazz, reggae and blues.

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The Coffee


Kaffa's coffee bean are grown from the Kaffa Province in Ethopia, freshly roasted by Markos weekly in the heart of Dalston.

The Coffee


Kaffa's coffee bean are grown from the Kaffa Province in Ethopia, freshly roasted by Markos weekly in the heart of Dalston.

Kaffa, the birth-place of coffee. Around the 15th Century the practice of drinking coffee was first recorded in the south western region of Ethiopia.

Markos, founder, owner and purveyor of Kaffa coffee grows the finest wild coffee beans on his land in Jemma within the Kaffa zone. When we say 'wild', we mean that the coffee occurs naturally on this land. It has been supported through centuries of farming so that the naturally integrity of the indigenous beans is preserved.

After the beans have been allowed to grow in the most natural environment to their true potential, they are harvested and packed. Markos ships the beans into the heart of Dalston, London where his own custom built coffee roaster hungrily awaits the beans.

Markos carefully medium roasts the beans to perfection using ancient ethiopian methods. This is all done on site at the coffee shop just behind Markos's Gaggia coffee machine that he will use to prepare this most unique coffee for you.

Markos knows that only coffee from the Kaffa region and prepared with these technique will deliver what he believes to be real coffee.

It doesn't get any realer than this!

 

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Lunch


Freshly-made Ethiopian vegetarian lunch.
Served every Thursday & Friday.

Lunch


Freshly-made Ethiopian vegetarian lunch.
Served every Thursday & Friday.

Injera & Wat

Served every Thursday & Friday

Not only can you come to Kaffa for the coffee but you can also enjoy some of the most fantastic ethiopian food available in East London.

Injera is the traditional pancake style bread. Kaffa bakes its own Injera using their own family recipe.

Wat are the various stews which are served on the Injera. You tear the Injera into pieces that you use to eat the Wat ingredients.

Weekly & Special events

Kaffa food is available weekly but new recipes appear during special events at the Gillett square.

Any Thursday or Friday that you visit Kaffa you can enjoy a combination of Kaffa Injera bread and a variety of Vegetarian stews.

If you visit during special event in the square, a concert or cinema date, come and see what special Kaffa recipes are being served. There will be the traditional vegetarians stews but also meat dishes and unusual combinations that will be as exciting as they are delicious.

Kaffa's vegetarian Injera and Wat combination, available every Thursday and Friday. Various lentil, black & green beans stews. Quinoa salads with special croutons, Home made cheeses and other delicious preparations are all part of this exciting Kaffa dish.  

Ethiopian food has a lot to offer that you may not have yet tried. There are unique flavour combinations that will lift your eyebrows. Sourdough pancakes combined with Kaffa blend Mitmita stews (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitmita), made with a variety of meats, egg, vegetables and more.