Ethiopian state administration has undergone many changes in the last 40 years. To date, different systems have been applied, from the militarist Marxist ideology to the federal system. Each of these systems ended in popular dissatisfaction, rebellion, and political turmoil. From 1998-2000 Ethiopia entered the war with Eritrea. This war led to many deaths and great misery. It also restricted access to land and created an economic downturn. For a country with a low economic level like Ethiopia, this war cost billions of dollars.
Amid the turbulent political and economic climate, coffee cultivation in Ethiopia also suffered. In 2003, the price of coffee dropped like never before. The price of coffee no longer covered the cost of production, and as a result, many farmers abandoned their crops. They had a very difficult time as they did not have enough money to pay for repairs at home, buy clothes or give education to their children. Many farmers had to migrate from their farms to the city.
Despite all these conditions and challenges, coffee remains Ethiopia's biggest export today. The interest in quality coffee and the productivity of these lands, which are the homeland of coffee, continue to heal the country's economy with each passing day.
Yirgacheffe coffee has a characteristic flavor, with a balanced acidity, fruity flavors and sweet lemon in the main lines, although the harvest period, lots, stations change. It offers highly acclaimed results in both cold and hot brewing types.