Our friends at the Perennial Plate have created the next best thing to a trip to the origin of coffee. Last winter, Queen Bean Lee accompanied them on a tour of the Sidama region of Ethiopia to visit with our partners at the Sidama Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU).
With the assistance of our colleagues at Cooperative Coffees, they spent several days interviewing farmers and co-op staff. The result is two videos that take you into the heart of coffee lands. Listen closely to hear the Amharic word for coffee, buna repeated over and over in a beautiful tribute to the role of coffee and cooperatives in these farmers’ lives.
The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, and the second video explores the food of the region in mouth-watering detail.