Author Archives: Jimmy Zereneh

Coffee of the week!

Mexico Cassandra, Is a very dense bean size growing at a higher elevation!
Exceptional complex of sweet and intense floral! Hints of plums and orange peel!

Kenya Karogoto show cased as hand-pour and chemex while quantities last!
Lightly roasted to highlight the complexity of its tropical juicy fruit!

This week we have single origin Yargicheffe ECX lot roasted slightly lighter to bring the fruitiness sweet nots, peaches, plums,
This particular coffee is dialled and brewed only as HAND POURED or CHEMEX!!

Direct trade

Direct Trade!!!!! are quite different than those of Fair Trade. The high price paid per pound is, hands down, the foremost (((BENEFITS to producers))). While the model does not guarantee a minimum price, because buyers evaluate it based on quality, on average they pay well ABOVE the FAIR TRADE minimum. Importantly, Direct Trade buyers pay each individual producer, whereas the Fair Trade price is paid to the cooperative. Because Direct Trade buyers are interested in purchasing the highest quality coffee available, they work with producers to improve their crops, and teach them how coffee is roasted and served. So that they understand how the product is used. As quality improves, producers are paid more per pound. The direct communication and interaction between producers and buyers that lends the model its name cultivates long-term relationships based on mutual respect and trust. This, in turn, affords producers economic and family stability. Another benefit of the direct relationship is that buyers and producers negotiate terms and expectations together, as opposed to having them imposed by an outside organization. This means that the trading relationship is tailored to the unique context of each producer and their farm. Because the model is flexible, a variety of farm sizes and structures can be included. While not certified by an independent party, Direct Trade roasters guarantee complete transparency, and are happy to reveal all to anyone who asks.

About Our Coffee

Our coffee is direct trade, Organic single origins as we as a custom blend roasted to perfect, Brazil, Colombian, Ethiopian.
We altered the components of this amazing blend to balance and bring an incredible tasting espresso, along with endless testing the parameters of espresso making.


Tamp is an independent specialty coffee bar operated by owner and barista Jimmy Zereneh. We have an insatiable passion for coffee, paying attention to the smallest detail in coffee brewing, and a love to educate others about the world of coffee. We support the coffee community by working closely with micro direct coffee traders and roasters locally as well as globally. Every coffee is cupped and tasted in four different brewing methods and accurate temperatures to ensure the best possible taste. We also bake in house daily, including gluten free and vegan options. Almond and soy milk alternatives are also available for our lactose intolerant friends!

Come visit us at
2049 Pine Street Unit 65
Burlington, ON L7R 1E9

480 Brant Street Unit #3

Burlington, ON L7R 2G4

Open Weekdays: 7am–7pm
Saturday: 8am–7pm
Sunday: 8am–5pm