First Lady Roman Tesfaye Inaugurates Garden of Coffee in Addis Ababa


Ethiopia’s First Lady Roman Tesfaye inaugurated the first Garden of Coffee, created by Bethlehem Tilahun, the founder of soleRebels eco-friendly shoes that are on sale across the world.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ENA)–First Lady Roman Tesfaye has called on women to play leading role in developing Ethiopia’s coffee to help boost the nation’s economy.

She inaugurated on Thursday (Feb 09) the first Garden of Coffee created by Bethlehem Tilahun, the Ethiopian woman entrepreneur who made soleRebels eco-friendly shoes that are on sale across the world.

Speaking on the occasion, the First Lady underlined that coffee is vital to the economy of the nation and the livelihood of its people.

Thus, more effort is needed if the country is to benefit from its untapped coffee resource as Ethiopia is the origin of coffee, Roman stressed.

Women should in particular play leading role in producing high quality coffee through value adding activities, she said, adding that the creator of the Garden of Coffee is exemplary in this regard.

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Creator of the Garden of Coffee, Bethlehem Tilahun said the garden will supply varieties of roasted coffees separately.

“Garden of Coffee does not just expose coffee lovers to the finest coffees on the planet – we connect them with the absolute finest artisan coffee roasters on the planet”, Bethlehem added.

The enterprise has currently created employment opportunity to 100 people.

It has planned to open its second branch in the United States in the coming six months.

Source: ENA
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