Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Rules for Ethiopian Exporting

There's some not-so-good-news coming out of Ethiopia these days in regards to coffee. Yirgacheffe is one of the coffees we really love, and it is because of the specific characteristics of that growing region.

The Ethiopian government decided to trademark that name and is now putting even more stringent stipulations for growing and exporting. But unfortunately, these new restrictions limit the growth of direct roast-to-farm relationships.

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