Ethiopian coffee beans welcomed in Guangdong's blossoming coffee market

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-23 15:35:08|Editor: Liangyu
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A worker dries fresh coffee beans at a coffee farm near Kaffa, Ethiopia, Dec. 8, 2018. The local coffee farms meet busy season in December every year. Coffee rooted in Ethiopia is the raw material of various coffee drinks favored by people all over the world. It is said that coffee was discovered by sheepherder in Kaffa, southwestern in Ethiopia, from which the name of coffee evolved. Coffee beans from Ethiopia are exported to China mainly by sea. Hulled green coffee beans are transported to Port of Djibouti by road and railway and then after about 21 days at sea they finally arrive in China. Coffee market is blossoming in south China's Guangdong Province, the frontier of China's reform and opening-up. According to the statistics by local customs, the import of coffee and related products of Guangdong Province reached 27 thousand tonnes in 2017, covering one quarter of total amount of the country. Coffee consumption grows fast in recent years in China. With China become more and more open, good coffee around the world enters into Chinese market, providing more choice for consumers. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

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