Who we are

Founded in Silver Spring, MD in 2011, we are specialty coffee roaster based in Washington, DC (USA) and Jakarta, Indonesia.  

We are passionate about what we do. Nagadi means traveler in Ge’ez, an ancient Ethiopian language. We call ourselves travelers because we believe that one can travel the world through the flavors and aromas of coffee. There are no two beans alike and each plantation will yield beans with unique characteristics reflecting the varietal, the terroir, the processing method and, finally the roaster’s skill on developing the beans’ inherent flavors. This uniqueness is what allows one to “taste a bit of another land” into a simple cup of coffee.

Sourcing

We begin our coffee journey by working closely with our partners (farmers, cooperatives and exporters), countries of origin. This allows us to learn about the coffee as well as the people who cultivate and process it, and enables us to select only the best green beans, our most important ingredient. Only great beans will create a great beverage.

Roasting

Each green bean has unique characteristics, and we embrace that by bringing out their unique flavors and aromas.  We test-roast multiple samples of each new batch of green beans to establish the conditions that best reveal their unique palate of flavors and aromas. Each batch is then carefully roasted in our Diedrich roasters and packaged in opaque, biodegradable bags.

 

Our Mission and Values

We strive to source and roast the best coffee beans out there, so that you can have a great experience, when you sip the drink in your cup. Before sourcing our coffee, we learn about its origins. By building relationships with farmers who are committed to producing quality coffee, we know we can trace our coffees’ origin from the moment they are planted, until they are harvested, processed and roasted.

This makes us confident that we are not simply roasting coffee, but producing a great quality product, that empowers growers, and improves their lives.

Nagadi Coffee, LLC

Nagadi Kopi Indonesia