PM visits coffee roasting plant in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, August 18, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today visited coffee roasting plant in Addis Ababa.
After the visit, the Prime Minister said “coffee is Ethiopia’s gold and its cultural bridge.”
“As one of our key national exports, innovative private sector investments in the coffee industry like a roasting plant I visited, which value add through technology, learning and product innovations are set to be game changers,” he added.
Coffee export earned Ethiopia more than $854 million last budget year, which ended on July 7. The revenue increased by more than 17% compared to the previous year.
Germany, Saudi Arabia, United States, Japan, Belgium, South Korea, Italy, France and Sudan are the major buyers of Ethiopian coffee.