Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): Ethiopia, they say, is the ‘home of coffee’ The bean is widely thought to have been discovered growing wild in the country’s Kaffa region.
More than a thousand years later, something new is stirring in the Ethiopian coffee industry.
Researchers in Ethiopia believe they’re on the verge of finding a variety of coffee which is naturally low in caffiene.
Traditionally coffee is drunk at ‘coffee ceremonies’ or in small cosy street bars.
These days many fashionable coffee shops in the capital are serving cappuccinos and lattes.
Yet finding a cup of decaffeinated coffee is still not an easy thing.
Sipping his coffee in a cafe with friends is Solomon Negewo.
He says he would not consider drinking decaffeinated coffee because it would not keep him alert
However something is brewing in the nation’s coffee growing industry.
In 1964 a team of Brazilian researchers came to Ethiopia and claimed they had discovered a coffee naturally low in caffeine.