Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. Did you know that it was discovered in Ethiopia?
Coffee plays an integral role in the economy and culture of Ethiopia. It serves as their number one export, with the country producing 3% of the global market. Coffee ceremonies are an integral part of social life in Ethiopia. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect.
In 2015, International Coffee Organization declared October 1st to be International Coffee Day. One of the purposes of the day is to promote fair trade coffee.
There is no coffee in the world that tastes quite like Ethiopian. Maybe someday you will go on a mission trip and experience it for yourself?