The country of Ethiopia happens to be seen as the very origin and could be said to be the birthplace of coffee beans in the entire globe. It is said that in the early part of the tenth century, the nomads of Ethiopia may have been the first to come across coffee beans as well as pay attention to it’s triggering effects even though they happened to have fed directly on the coffee cherries at the time and not process then consume as a beverage as it is done today. Islamic pilgrims who happen to have visited Ethiopia around the time of the discovery happen to have been the ones to have coffee spread across all of the Middle East regions which found its way to the European regions as well as Indonesia and the United States. This is more like a breakthrough for the coffee beans- from nomads to the entire globe.
Ethiopia happens to be located in the sub Saharan parts of Africa with a shared border alongside Sudan on the west side and Somalia as well as Djibouti to the eastern regions while Kenya is to the south and the northeast borders with Eritrea Ethiopia features a beautiful countryside with beautiful colours and landscapes with quite a vast range of mountains that keep in check the tropical forests with their source of water directed to the Blue Nile. The beautiful country of Ethiopia features over 75 million people regarding population with their major work in the production and exportation of primary goods. More than 60% of Ethiopians do not have access to a source of clean water with over 50% living in esteemed poverty with no access to electricity of any sort in majorly all of the country.
Ethiopia, though the birthplace of coffee beans, has in recent times been faced with coffee crisis featuring a total fall in the price of coffee in 2003 for the first time in the history of Ethiopia. Farmers no longer were able to make a living out of the outcome of their coffee products sold which led to a lot of financial and economic problems with many of the farmers having to abandon farm lands in the Oromia and Kaffa farming regions with the hope of migrating to the main city while some other farmers stopped production of coffee and went into production of other farm crops. Even with So many difficulties resulting from the coffee crisis, the majority of the Ethiopian farmers were still able to focus on coffee cultivation and production even though they couldn’t meet their daily needs of clothing, feeding and even training their children in schools as the proceeds gotten from coffee were quite low.
Coffee Arabica happens to have always grown in the wild forests of Kaffa and Buno regions on Ethiopia with the coffee Arabica said to cover over 400,000 hectares of space in the region with over 250,000 tons produced of quality coffee annually. Coffee has been a part of the Ethiopian culture for over 10 generations with it still grown in the hearts of their forests.