Ethiopia is believed to be the home of the very first coffee ever whilst its history dates back to the 10th century and this means that, with every brew, you are drinking a little piece of history. The ancient mountain people of Ethiopia (historians often refer to Sidamo region of the South of Ethiopia) didn't go as far as roasting and brewing the coffee beans but ate its red cherries instead. It is only then that Ethiopian coffee beans found their way to Europe through the Middle East.
Ethiopia is a country of conflicts: be that political, economical, or environmental. These conflicts have had tremendous impacts on the coffee growing capabilities of the country. In 2003, for instance, the price of coffee plummeted so low that farmers were no longer able to cover their own costs. As a result, coffee production dropped, with farmers branching out into other crops. However, many retained at least some coffee plants on their farms, being dedicated to the art of creating one of the world's most consumed drinks. As a result, when you buy coffee from Ethiopia, you will be able to drink something that has been given true love, care, and attention. And, at the same time, you are making a true difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
As Ethiopia continues to be one of the most famous coffee producers in the world (its world's coffee beans market share is around 3%), you have a chance to order authentic coffee beans from Ethiopia. Sidamo, Harrar and Ghimbi are the major coffee producing regions of the country delivering over 200,000 tons of coffee beans every year. Since 1957, when the National Coffee Board of Ethiopia was founded, coffee beans produced in Ethiopia a subject for certification by the Board that positively affects its quality. At Full Cup Flavor one may buy coffee from Ethiopia from the well-known province of Sidamo (or Sidama) and its micro-region called Yirgacheffe. This coffee is fruitlike, aromatic and mild by the taste.