Ethiopia is known for its
longstanding tradition of coffee production. In Ethiopia coffee is an
important part of the culture, and a respected daily event is the Ethiopian
Coffee Ceremony. Coffee Arabica has its origin in Ethiopia.
According to legends, coffee was found by a goat herder called ‘Kaldi' after
observing the energizing effect the plant had on his flock in southern
Ethiopia, a place currently known as Kaffa. Coffee is currently planted in
various parts of the world. Ethiopia is considered the first in Africa and the
5th in the world in coffee production and the 3rd largest Arabica
coffee producer in the world. One of Ethiopia's
major export items is Coffee. For instance, in 2015/16 the country has
exported over 174,000 tons of coffee to the international market, and the
nation has obtained more than 620 million dollars.