Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee- and they know how to grow those beans! Our coffee comes from the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, made up of 34 member coops spread throughout the central plateau of Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Jimma. We worked with Oromia to introduce the first ever Fair Trade, Organic Ethiopian into the U.S. When I brought back roasted 'Oromia Blend' to the farmers, they went wild! Few had ever tasted their own coffee and none had ever seen it packaged with their name on it. When I told them how respected they were in the coffee world, they were very proud (and they let me sleep in the former Emperor's bed!).
'Omishagari!' - Good Harvest!
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