Nestled among the standard brick buildings of Massachusetts Avenue, Farmer Horse Coffee has made a name for itself in the Boston cafe scene with its Ethiopian coffee and creative atmosphere.
“It’s a very multicultural place,” said Andrew Giampa, a barista at Farmer Horse. “It attracts a lot of artists, as well.”
The artistic aspect is evident, with the ceilings covered in colorful murals and the tables adorned with doodles from customers. The brick walls are lined with record covers and flyers for open mic nights.
For $2.50, customers can get a 16-ounce coffee made from Ethiopian coffee beans.
“My boss started this place a while back,” Giampa said. “He’s from Ethiopia, and he got the idea from the coffee farms there.”
The coffee is locally roasted, and a portion of the proceeds go to farmers in Ethiopia.
The entire staff was friendly, chatting and joking with every customer who walked through the door.
Located at 374 Massachusetts Ave., Farmer Horse is conveniently located across the street from the Massachusetts Avenue stop on the Orange line. It is open every day of the week from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.
Farmer Horse can be reached at 617-982-7183, and on the web at http://farmerhorse.com/ (although the site is currently under construction).