Kabod Coffee, owned by Ethiopian woman opens second location at the main terminal in Denver International Airport
Kabod Coffee, owned by Ethiopian woman opens second location at the main terminal in Denver International Airport

January 15 - 2022

 Coffee Geography Magazine

Mrs. Muluye Hailemariam, founder and owner of Kabod Coffee opened its second coffee shop as part of Denver International Airport's (DIA) Great Hall Project celebrated its grand opening Friday. Migrated from Ethiopia decades ago, Hailemariam joined DIA’s concessions community and the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in 2011 to see her ambitious plan come true to serve the greater Denver area.

Denver International Airport, locally known as DIA, is an international airport in the Western United States, primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, as well as the greater Front Range Urban Corridor. At 33,531 acres (52.4 sq mi; 135.7 km2), it is the largest airport in North America by land area and the second largest in the world, behind King Fahd International Airport.


“We are proud to welcome Kabod Coffee to the terminal and celebrate the success of one of our minority, women-owned businesses that have been able to grow at DEN,” DEN CEO Phil Washington said.


Hailemariam had opened two eateries before the opening of the current location and Kabod Coffee on Concourse B before the terminal location’s opening.

“I am honored to bring the finest Ethiopian unblended organic coffee to the thousands of daily travelers through DEN. I am also excited to offer local milk and food options that support our greater Colorado community.”said Hailemariam.

Kabod is using single-sourced Ethiopian coffee, roasted locally at a plant far Northeast Denver. Alongside their coffee, they will sell Colorado baked goods and grab-and-go food.Those baked goods are sourced from Share Good, a local, women-owned company focused on giving back to the community.

She expressed her strong endurance to successfully reach the pivotal point in her business career which is not easily happened overnight. Visitors can findKabod Coffee's new location in the terminal on Level 6 near United Airlines’ ticketing area.

"We hope that next time you are at DEN, you will give this locally-owned business at DEN a try!."  Washington said.