The spark that would become Blacksmith was struck near Washington Square Park in Manhattan, where a freshman from New York University Abu Dhabi first encountered specialty coffee. While he traveled the world, he found that when treated with care, precision, and creativity, coffee was truly a craft.
On his return to Abu Dhabi, he quickly formed a student club at NYUAD to roast and serve coffee. His passion grew - and as he finished his undergraduate studies that love of coffee and the hospitality he learned while serving it to his fellow students needed a new outlet.
Through a mutual friend, he had the good fortune to form a team with two equally passionate Emirati partners. As a team, the began to build Blacksmith from a club and a project into Blacksmith Coffee Company. Their wide skill set and deep care for making the best coffee they could for Abu Dhabi drove them to where they are today.
The Blacksmith team continued to expand. With the best talent available, the coffee we roast and serve today stands as a testament to what a commitment to craft can produce. From sourcing and roasting, to brewing and serving, Blacksmith has created something truly unique and special in Abu Dhabi.
Funky & Fruity Though the flavors in this one are a little wild, they come in service of a soft-bodied, fairly delicate overall experience. [custom tab] Best For: Filter Roast Level: Medium Origin: Panama Tasting Notes: Maple syrup, raspberry, peach, and caramel...
Sweet & Tart This crop keeps getting better every year. This round features a wildly delicious key lime acidity, beautifully balanced with a sugary sweetness. [custom tab] Best For: Filter, Espresso or Milk-based Roast Level: Medium Origin: Uganda Tasting Notes: Fruit, cream,...
Chocolaty & Sweet Classically Colombian (read: sweet and complex but not showy about it), this drinkable cup gives coffee from the region a good name. [custom tab] Best For: Filter, Espresso or Milk-based Roast Level: Medium Origin: Colombia Tasting Notes: Caramel, apricot, and...
Sweet & Tart Gatukuza Lot 12 has the combo of up-front tartness and beautiful balance in the aftertaste that we love in coffees from Burundi. [custom tab] Best For: Filter Roast Level: Medium Origin: Burundi Tasting Notes: Dried fruits, Sugary, Chocolates with Black...
Funky & Fruity
Bushels of blueberry juiciness backed up by smooth chocolaty sweetness and a hint of nutmeg.
Best For: Filter
Roast Level: Medium
Tasting Notes: Jackfruit and black cherry
Varietal: Yellow Catuai