Meet The Coffee Producers

In Oromia coffee is a key cash crop that touches many aspects of the lives of people in the region. Generally the Oromo people use coffee for various purposes including for religious rituals, but by and large it is consumed for nourishment and during social occasions. Discussions at coffee break cover all aspects of local issues. Among many; the environment: about rain and drought seasons that have effect on agricultural production including coffee. Family and community affairs: about childcare and communal relations. Economic: market information; about crop and cattle price fluctuations that affect the price of coffee and other social issues are often discussed during coffee drinking ceremony.  Therefore coffee has vital role in keeping families communities together among the Oromo people and other Ethiopians.

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