Ethiopia is often considered the birthplace of coffee. It is thought that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia as long ago as the ninth century and still today coffee is central to it’s culture. One common Ethiopian saying is "Buna dabo naw". This literally means, "coffee is our bread". I lean toward purchasing Ethiopian coffees that are of the Ethiopian Heirloom, grown in rich reddish soil and finished in the sun-dried natural milling process. Coffee from Ethiopia is known for its bright fruit-like flavors.