As the conversation flows over matters big and small,
successive rounds of coffee are enjoyed by all – abol is the first cup, bereka the second and tona the final –
the steaming hot beverage is almost a lubricant to a social phenomenon that has
always been uniquely Ethiopian.
But the rest of the world has also discovered the
pleasures of coffee and the specialty segment in particular knows that it’s not
just about drinking it. It’s about
sharing the experience with a fellow coffee lover or understanding that the
beverage in your cup is one of the last links in a chain stretching across
oceans and continents, with the bean that gave rise to it having perhaps been
born in one of the majestic mountain valleys of southern Ethiopia, nurtured by
workers whose lives are utterly intertwined wih
the crop they lovingly grow.
The advent of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has
changed the rules on how the vast majority of Ethiopian coffee is traded
today. But you can still get single
source, traceable coffee from reputable producers in Ethiopia and Emergent
Global can help connect you to them. We
are continually providing prospective buyers with samples of great Ethiopian
coffee from various parts of Ethiopia including Yirgacheffe, Guji, Sidamo, Harar, Wellega and more.
to learn more.
- 22nd Annual SCAA Event
- Anaheim, CA
- Dare: April 15-18, 2010
- For more, visit www.scaa.org