Lansdale’s Backyard Beans receives Prestigious ‘Good Food Award’ For Its Ethiopian Coffee

An Ardi Ethiopian coffee from Vibrant Coffee Roasters is served as a pour-over with a palate-cleansing slice of celery at Function Coffee Labs in the Italian Market. The coffee recently won a coveted Good Food Award. Image via Craig LaBan, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Backyard Beans in Lansdale has won a prestigious Good Food Award for its Ethiopian coffee Basa, writes Craig LaBan for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Good Food Award is a national competition for small producers that recognizes the best products that are also socially and environmentally sustainable.

Only 27 coffees nationwide were honored with this year’s award. Backyard Beans and Vibrant Coffee Roasters in Philadelphia are the only two roasters from Pennsylvania to be recognized.

According to Matt Adams of Backyard Beans, the Basa coffee is made from tiny, heirloom Idido beans from Yirgacheffe in Ethiopia.

They are naturally processed, which helps them retain their bright berry notes – in this case intensely blueberry notes – with a hint of lavender and an acidity accented by the light roast.

Basa is currently sold out, said Adams, but more will be available by the spring, just in time for the opening of a new Backyard Beans cafe in Ambler.

Backyard Beans Ethiopia costs $16 for 12-ounce bags and can be bought online or at Backyard’s cafes in Lansdale and soon-to-open in Ambler.

Read more about Backyard Beans at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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