Harar (Harrar)


Harrar Coffee & Roastery     Photo credit: http://www.runinout.com/

Location: 2904 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Harrar Coffee & Roastery bears the name of the town of Harar, Ethiopia located 231 miles from Addis Ababa.

“The town of Harar dates from before the thirteenth century. Its strategic location between the coastal lowlands and central highlands led to its development as an important centre of Islamic culture and commerce. A period of instability led to a loss of its traditional power between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries but it regained its importance in the following century.” The walled city has been names a UNESCO Heritage site. UNESCO

Walled City Gate, Harar   Photo credit: tripadvisor