To many, Ethiopia is regarded as the birthplace of the humble coffee bean. The story goes that a young goat herder noticed his flock becoming energetic after eating some strange red berries on the ground. After trying the berries himself he felt a huge surge of energy. The hearder had just discovered coffee beans. While this story may be a myth, the reality is that coffee has been grown and enjoyed in Ethiopia for centuries and is where the world’s love for coffee began. Amongst the many beans grown and harvested in Ethiopia, the ones from the Yirgacheffe region in Sidamo are some of the best in the world.