The Café is in The Center of Ethiopian Culture
In Ethiopia, coffee production is work that is done with love and an important source of income. Cultivation is linked to the culture and economy of the nation.
The country is the sixth largest producer of coffee and, according to reports, in 2018, the industry directly and indirectly hired up to 20% of the 100 million people in Ethiopia. In 2017, the nation produced approximately 470,000 tons of green coffee, of which it exported about 160,000. This means that Ethiopia exports less than half of the coffee it produces. The rest is consumed in the country.
Coffee is embedded in the Ethiopian social structure and has been like that for several centuries. Apparently, the common phrase that refers to the act of socializing is "buna tetu," which translates as "drinking coffee," and one of the best-known Ethiopian proverbs is "buna dabo naw" or "coffee is our bread."