Coffee and culture in Ethiopia

Posted: October 14, 2014 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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Ethiopia is the birthplace of Coffea arabica — the species that represents 70 percent of the planet’s current coffee consumption.¹ Indeed, coffee appears in Ethiopian legend as far back as the 10th century B.C. Stories of its uses, symbolism and power overlap across this 1.1-million-square-kilometer (426,000-square-mile) country, providing a fabric of commonality and diversity.

Across 90 languages, 200 dialects and 10,000 different coffee types, these coffee stories form a tantalizing roadmap for a lifetime of exploration. Step inside the journey. Read more detail


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