A new Ethiopian coffee roaster, Dilla Coffee, is now open in East Dallas.

The family-owned business held its grand opening March 25 at 3823 Ross Ave., Dallas. Yonatan Hailu, one of the owners, said he opened the roaster with his father, Simon Sima, and his uncle Kebede Degefu. The three are selling coffee imported from family-owned farms in Ethiopia.

They also plan to purchase coffee beans from other Ethiopian farms to bring the most “unique and rare” options to Dallas, Hailu said. The roaster offers one type of bean, but the owners plan to expand its offerings in the future.

Ethiopia is considered to be the birthplace of coffee, and Hailu said he is excited to bring its diverse varieties to Dallas. He said both coffee enthusiasts and those who do not drink it much will enjoy the natural sweetness of some Ethiopian roasts.

“We wanted to bring the unique and rare coffees that even people who don’t drink coffee will be able to be surprised by its taste,” Hailu said.

The owners also plan to host events at the roaster at least every two weeks to familiarize the community with traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, Hailu said.

214-609-9114. http://dillacoffee.com