What the media are saying...
Ethiopia coffee exporters see small rise for 2006/07
17 May 2007
Ethiopian coffee exports are on course to rise about 2 percent to some 187,000 tonnes in the 2006/07 season, worth around $450 million, the head of the local exporters' association said on Thursday.
Trademarking Coffee: Starbucks cuts Ethiopia deal
8 May 2007
Starbucks, the world's largest coffee shop chain, and the Ethiopian government are on the verge of unveiling a deal that the company hopes will end attacks on the company's carefully constructed ethical image.
Oxfam Optimistic on Progress Between Starbucks and Ethiopia on Trademarking Initiative
3 May 2007
International agency Oxfam welcomed today's news that the Government of Ethiopia and the Starbucks Coffee Company have agreed in principle to sign a licensing, distribution and marketing agreement that recognizes the importance and integrity of Ethiopia's specialty coffee names, Harar, Sidamo and Yirgacheffe.
Starbucks, Ethiopia reach tentative agreement on coffee licensing deal
3 May 2007
Representatives of Ethiopia and Starbucks Coffee said today that they have agreed in principle to sign a licensing, distribution and marketing agreement.
Source: The Seattle Times