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That's Geoff Watts, chief coffee buyer for Intelligentsia Coffee, and one of the world's leading experts on all things coffee. I spent a week and a half traversing the coffee landscape in Ethiopia with Watts. Here, pictured, Geoff is at a washing...
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Jimma, Ethiopia
Coffee is so important in the western Ethiopian town of Jimma that some round-abouts are centered by a huge coffee-pouring javena, a traditional Ethiopian coffee pot.
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It took hours for us to get to Koma, a small village in western Ethiopia, connected to the world via bumpy dirt roads. But when we arrived at this coffee washing station to sample some of the product, we were greeted like visiting dignitaries....
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Dilla, Ethiopia
While driving through a village in southern Ethiopia, our car stopped long enough for the village kids to huddle around and show off their arm strength.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Drinking coffee in Ethiopia is not a very Starbucksian experience. You won't necessarily ever have to utter a phrase like "Venti, half-caf, non-fat, no foam, extra hot latte." At least not if you go to a traditional place. The beans are roasted...
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Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopian wine? An unlikely pairing of words, for sure, and an unlikely beverage that you may regret having ordered while traveling around this fascinating country. I was at Castelli's, a famous Italian restaurant in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian...
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Horn of Africa
I popped into a coffee house while traveling through Yirgacheffe in southern Ethiopia. The women inside probably weren't expecting a foreigner to walk in and they were initially shy. We didn't speak the same language but after I took this photo...
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
I've loved Ethiopian cuisine since the first time I tried it. Until I visited Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, I'd never heard of kitfo. This delicacy, which can probably be found at some Ethiopian restaurants in the United States if you look...