Secretary John Kerry Appreciates Ethiopia’s Commodity Exchange

Posted: June 28, 2013 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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Thursday, 30 May 2013


After participating in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony in Addis Ababa, during his visit of Ethiopia this week, United StatesSecretary of State John Kerry congratulates Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) for its achievements.

Ethiopia Coffee Exporters Association & Green Coffee CEO Tadele Abraha, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange CEO Anteneh Assefa, and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller participated in a  traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on May 26, 2013

Secretary kerry was joined by  Anteneh Assefa CEO of ECX and Tadele Abraha, owner of Green Coffee, and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller in recognition of the ECX coffee laboratory becoming the first in Africa to meet the rigorous quality standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).

With the certification, U.S. importers of Ethiopian coffee will be…

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