Today I'm excited to highlight Derek English, of Faust Haus Roasting Company, a Detroit based black owned coffee company, creating spiced coffee from around the world. Starting as an online spice artisanal coffee shop ran by English and his two daughters, Alyssa and Sophia, you can find the spiced flavored coffee is Shed #5 every Saturday afternoon.
Most coffee drinkers are familiar with standard roasting methods and flavors. At Faust Haus, their coffee is made in the traditional Ethiopian way, and Ethiopia is estimated to have more than 10,000 bean varieties that create a different taste for each coffee blend.
“A lot of people do not realize that coffee comes from Africa, Ethiopia specifically, so we do it in a more traditional Ethiopian way, and we spice our coffees. Each of our blends has a unique flavor profile—still distinctly coffee, but in a more romantic way if you will,” English said.
"Once people are able to experience our coffee made traditionally from the motherland of coffee, the experience is exquisite and divine. That's how our ancestors wanted coffee to be made and experienced."