ORIGIN | Ethiopia
REGION | Limmu
SUBREGION | Jimma
CERTIFICATIONS | Organic
Rimini Coffee is a small family-owned and operated business located in Salt Lake City, roasting small batches of coffee since 1992.
Why the name Rimini Coffee? After spending some time in Italy, the founder fell in love with everything about it–the culture, the coffee, the tradition–and wanted to bring that home with him. So he did, and Rimini Coffee was created.
Then came the love story. Bob Evans moved to Salt Lake City from Napa and purchased Rimini coffee in 1999 to be closer to his sweetheart, Martha Bradley. And the rest is history–the family has been operating the business ever since. The art of coffee, community and sustainability have been our guiding principles.
At Rimini Coffee, we believe life is too short to drink mediocre coffee, which is why we make sure each roast is hand-crafted to reach its full flavor potential. We believe in the power of community and are dedicated to the art of coffee and its ability to bring people together and share in the tradition of enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.
Our commitment to providing the best locally produced quality product begins with purchasing green beans from brokers who maintain close working relationships with the farmers growing the coffee. We believe that not only is the quality of coffee we produce important, but the quality of life for the farmers growing our beans.
Ethiopia is where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates. The plant is now grown in various parts of the world.
Coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition. Ethiopia itself accounts for around 3% of the global coffee market. Coffee is important to the economy of Ethiopia; around 60% of foreign income comes from coffee, with an estimated 15 million of the population relying on some aspect of coffee production for their livelihood. In 2006, coffee exports brought in $350 million, equivalent to 34% of that year's total exports.