Ethiopia is a land of many contrasts: magical, mystical, heartwarming, heartbreaking, fertile, dry, lush, ancient, modern, fascinating, frustrating, tragic and triumphant. One of the coolest things about it is that coffee is part of the lifeblood here, intertwined as ritual in the daily life of everyone. Driving through the towns you smell coffee being roasted everywhere. When you arrive to a new farm or community washing station, you are greeted with a cup of freshly roasted and brewed coffee. I cupped some early harvest lots the day I left and there were some serious stunners. In short, we are really stoked for our Ethiopia offerings once again this year.