Ethiopia is selected as the “Official Portrait Country” for the 2015 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) to be held in Seattle, USA, next week.
“Ethiopia is taking a giant step forwards as it takes the centre stage in the international specialty coffee market as the official ‘Portrait Country’ at the 2015 Specialty Coffee Association of America's Annual Event in Seattle, Washington,” Vroom added.
The upcoming SCAA would be held from April 9-12, 2015, it was indicated.
Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the United States in Ethiopia, Peter Vroom said America’s taste for coffee has evolved with an ever increasing demand for specialized coffee and this is a huge mostly untapped potential for Ethiopia.
“America’s coffee connoisseurs are beginning to recognize just how special Ethiopian coffee is and Ethiopian coffees are now featured at the most popular coffee chains,” he underscored.
The United States offers our continued support and commitment to a thriving Ethiopian coffee industry, the Deputy Chief of Mission further stated.
With 9,000 members in 40 countries, Specialty Coffee Association of America represents every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and other industry professionals. Read more. Source | Ethiopian News Agency