Hey, just wondering who was following the politics overseas. http://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/2009/03/ethiopias-dictator-r... We've been talking with our friends at ninetyplus coffee http://www.ninetypluscoffee.com/index.php/2009/03/ethiopia-update-a... and it seems like we're in for a little bit of a drought as far as premium and boutique Ethiopian coffees go. I'm sure we all have feelings, what do you think? Does anyone know folks over there or have a better understanding of the overall political system that made this decision?

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I know that Aleco at Stumptown has been closely involved and they have been doing film meet ups and discussions about what's going on there. I have not been yet, but he may be a good person to contact.
according to some of the ethiopian guys that come in my shop people have been hoarding coffee over there right now. waiting to sell it for a higher price.

There is also this thread that was started a little bit ago.

It's unfortunate that we have to give up so much for it to "maybe" get better in the future. Truly sad to see.

An article in today's Seattle Times lays out what's going on.

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