The Story of Coffee
Discovering the journey of Ethiopia's most famous export.
The ancient story of how coffee was discovered in Ethiopia has been told for centuries. Today, even most tourists will have heard of the legend of the shepherd Kaldi and his dancing goats. However, the modern story of how Ethiopian coffee is grown, harvested and shipped is less well known. Photographer Philipp Schütz recently traveled to southwestern Ethiopia to capture these images of the diligent workers who pick, wash, sort and pack the precious beans that have become so popular with international coffee-drinkers. Ethiopian Airlines is proud to serve as the primary cargo shipping partner for the companies
that export Ethiopian coffee, as well as numerous other agricultural products, around the world.