Coffee Tours

Addis Advisor writes: Epic Ethiopia Travel & Tours is a new company specialised, among other things, in coffee-related trips to two of Ethiopia's three major coffee growing areas i.e Jimma/Bonga in Kaffa southwest of Addis Ababa, and Sidamo, south of Hawassa, where the world famous Yorgachaffe is grown..... both are about 350 km from Addis Ababa The owner, Ato Mesai Haileleul, is a … Continue reading Coffee Tours

Detailed trip report Jul-Sep 2014

Charlotte writes: I was in Ethiopia for 2 and a half months for research from mid July 2014 - end September 2014, but also did some travelling. I did a lot in public transport, for which information is sometimes scarce so I have added some info here, though it is usually quite easy to get … Continue reading Detailed trip report Jul-Sep 2014

Background to the coffee ceremony

John Grinling writes:   "The coffee ceremony (p 1o1) might be “really just a social thing” in somemodern contexts. But as understood and performed in the traditionalEthiopian culture, it is far more than that: the fundamental purposeof a coffee ceremony is to please and placate the “zar”, the spiritswho belong to our world and who … Continue reading Background to the coffee ceremony