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There have been increasing requests recently for "Coffee Tours". Access Tours therefore organizes trips to main coffee growing areas collaborating with the local Coffee Farmers, Cooperative Unions and the regional governments.

The tour includes visiting the process of coffee production from planting to harvesting of beans, discussions with the farmers and the experts about processing and marketing. A special focus will be on sustainibility. To finish, typical coffee ceremonies will be attended.

We have representatives in the main coffee growing areas such as Chiro/ Harar, Jimma/ Kaffa, Welega and Yirga chefee and Wanado / Sidamo regions.

Ethiopia is the origin of coffee (the Arabica). Among the many legends that have developed concerning the origin of coffee, the most popular  account is that of Kaldi, an Abyssinian goatherd, from the Kaffa region who lived around 9th c A.D. One day he observed his goats behaving in abnormally exuberant manner, skipping, rearing on their hind legs and bleating loudly. He noticed they might have eaten the bright red berries that grew on the green bushes nearby. Kaldi started following them and saw them, and then he tried a few for himself, and soon felt a novel sense of elation.

He filled his pockets with the berries and ran home to announce his discovery to his wife. 'They are heaven-sent,' she declared.

Today wildly growing and cultivated coffee trees cover a surface of roughly 400,000 hectares in Ethiopia. Coffee, a number one export commodity of Ethiopia, is mostly grown by farmers and individuals who care for their coffee like their own babies. Treating coffee and rainforest with respect to nature is a main concern. 

Access Tours organizes trips to these remote, lush green, scenic and friendly areas. The trip can be arranged separately or combined with the other part of the country.

 

 

 

 

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