Coffee & Culture
Be part of the ceremony
‘Buna’, coffee in Amharic, is a centerpiece of Ethiopian life. Ages
ago, the coffee tree was discovered in Ethiopia and changed the
world forever. In today’s Ethiopia, coffee continues to play a role
in its economy and culture. This off-the-beaten-track tour takes
travelers to the southwestern region of the country where high
quality coffee is grown for export. Visit a large coffee plantation
in the region of Jimma, a former kingdom with its own striking
history. Depending on the season, see how coffee is picked and
sorted, and learn the about the coffee production value chain.
Next, drive on to the rarely-visited region of Gambella, where you
spend two days with the Nuer and Anuwak tribes who have been
sharing the land around the Baro River for centuries.