Takele and Tillerson


To us, it is not simply coffee. This is our Culture. It is who we are. It is what makes us. The Managing director of YCFCU, Mr. Takele Mammo looking on as US Secretary Tillerson, receives coffee from an Ethiopian woman, in one Ethiopia's cultural heritage - the coffee ceremony.

Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union was humbled to host the US Secretary of State Tillerson as a move to appreciate the continuous cooperation that the United states as a major coffee destination for our Yirgacheffe coffee brand. It was all smiles and laughter as Mr. Takele Mammo took Tillerson through the coffee ceremony, a very significant cultural activity that is part of an Ethiopian man, woman or child every single day. This signifies that to us, coffee is not just a cash crop or anything that is simply grown and exported; it is culture.

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