9 Days Coffee Tour
Route: Addis Ababa – Bonga – Mizan Teferi – Wolayta Sodo – Yirga Alem – Addis Ababa
The province of Kaffa is the place in west Ethiopia where Coffee first discovered (between the 9th – 15th Centuries). The name coffee stands for Kaffa. Only Ethiopia has a different name for Coffee – Bunna (ቡን or ቡና in Ethiopian Alphabet). Other countries call coffee almost in a similar way, such as café – French, Kaffee – Germany, caffè – Italy café – Spain.
A 9th-century Kaffa Province goat-herder, Kaldi, who, noticing the energizing effects when his flock nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush, chewed on the fruit himself. His exhilaration prompted him to bring the berries to a monk in a nearby monastery. But the monk disapproved of their use and threw them into the fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed, causing other monks to come and investigate. The roasted beans were quickly raked from the embers, ground up, and dissolved in hot water, yielding the world’s first cup of coffee. Since this story is not known to have appeared in writing before 1671, 800 years after it was supposed to have taken place, it is highly likely to be legendary.
Note: Itinerary can be amended upon request