News about new arrivals. 2009
T.O. returned from a trip to the East and South of Ethiopia, and then on to Kenya for Cupping and Farm Visits.
At Lake Langano between Awasa and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
I arrived in Nairobi for the Kenya leg of my trip ... the longest coffee trip I have taken actually, at 20 days.
The title? Well, I am just humoring myself. I have one clean t-shirt left and it's black.
The problem with traveling to Africa or Indonesia is you are totally flipped, time-zone wise.
Heading from Hirna, on dirt roads, to the coffee areas of Mesela (Messla) and then to the Choma region.
en route from Addis to Dire Dawa
The pack in Harar has been fed for 50 years by the Hyena Man (2 generations of Hyena Men, to be correct).
It was a brief time, but I learned a lot ... and the market in Addis is great! (The woman in the image insisted I take a picture of her beautiful vegetables!)
They use a Kenya method of cupping, where they fill the cup half way with hot water, wait,...
Amharic is the language taught in most schools, and the official government language in Ethiopia.
Back to the streets of Addis.
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