Archive for the ‘coffee’ Category

Agricultural Products Price Continue To Rise

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Long time businessman at Merkato Ihil Berenda, the largest grain market in Addis Ababa says the dramatic rise in food prices is uncommon this time of year. Teff, Wheat, Barley, chilly and green pepper, coffee and oil have all risen dramatically. The only exception is garlic which has dropped in ...

Questions over Ethiopia’s coffee crop

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Coffee production in some parts of southern Ethiopia has come to a halt because of a lack of rain, according to a British NGO, although some coffee experts predict a bumper crop this year. Plan UK is reporting that some coffee farmers have been forced to rip out their entire crop ...

Coffea Roasterie’s Ethiopia Nekisse earns high score

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Coffee Review, an international guide to specialty coffee, recently gave Coffea Roasterie's Ethiopia Nekisse a top review.

Coffee helps boost Ethiopia exports to $2 bln: minister

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Resurgent coffee sales and diversification into other products lifted Ethiopia's exports to a record $2 billion in 2009/2010 from $1.5 billion in the previous year, the trade ministry told Reuters on Friday.

What is Nekisse coffee, anyway?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Nekisse is known as an extremely tasty, high-priced Ethiopian coffee. It has sold for $12 a cup in New York City, but can be drunk for less than $3 at Fonte Coffee Roaster and Wine Bar, 1321 First Avenue.

$12-a-cup coffee debuts in Manhattan

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Addis Ababa, May 5, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - Brooklyn Coffee Shop Cafe Grumpy introduced a rare, Ethiopian brew Tuesday for customers looking to wet their palate with something comparable to "a really nice glass of wine."

Starbucks co-founder describes Ethiopian drink made from coffee husks

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Jerry Baldwin, a co-founder of Starbucks and one-time chairman of Peet's Coffee & Tea, recently visited Ethiopia, where he drank qishr, which is made from the husks of coffee cherries (which yield seeds that become the coffee beans in your espresso).

Ethiopian Exports Rise 9.7% on Coffee, Khat Sales

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

By Jason McLure Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s exports rose an annual 9.7 percent last month on sales of coffee, pulses and the narcotic leaf khat, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said.

Ethiopia starts trading premium coffee locally

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia moved trade in its specialty coffee to an Addis Ababa-based commodities exchange on Wednesday, instead of selling the beans at overseas auctions.

Japan to Help Ethiopia Improve Coffee Quality to Boost Trade

Friday, February 12th, 2010

By Fred Ojambo Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese buyers are keen to resume imports of Ethiopian coffee and will help farmers to improve the quality of their beans and to comply with required standards, a Japanese food-trading company said.