Coffee is not just a drink. It is a global commodity. As one of the world’s most traded product – second in value only to oil – the coffee industry employs more than millions of people around the world through its growing, processing and trading.

In Ethiopia, the coffee sub sector contributes up to 40% for the national foreign exchange earnings,  25% of GNP, 10% of GDP, and 25% for employment oportunity for the nation as a whole.

There is no market problem for Ethiopian coffee  provided the right quality is offered the world market. There are plenty of opportunities for getting more demand for coffee in the global market (in both established and new markets). The growing Speciality market provides adequate opprtunity, particularly for Ethiopian coffee growers. A special attention given by Ethiopian government is another opprtunity. World inflation could als be seen as another opportunity, for coffee is a popularly known product, second to oil in  internationally market. The share of Ethiopia, which is less than 4% of  the world supply could also be taken as  an opprtunity for Ethiopian coffee growers.

Hence, the primary and the only products of this project,  the coffee bean produced by the farm is a product which have ample oportunity, globally.  Once the fresh red cherries are harvested from the farm, then it will undergo through different stages of processing. In the end, three categories of coffee will be supplied to the market: washed coffee with parchment, dry cleaned coffee - with the proportion of  of  60% and 40%,  respectively. In addition, an average of  5% of reject coffee is expected as a by product from the two type of coffee. The domestic consumers are the single market  out lets for the reject coffee, which is considered as a byproduct while looking from the perspectives of the exprt market.

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