Ethiopia Coffee Trade Behind the Scenes in Japan from Production Areas
A spectacular mankashakasha story
In Ethiopia, it is common to buy raw coffee beans from a store and roast them yourself.
Therefore, when roasting coffee beans, it is called mankashakasha.
Today, I would like to talk about "Mankashakasha" and a turbulent episode when importing Mankashakasha to Japan.
table of contents
・What is mankashakasha?
・The plan to import 50 became 1,500.
・○○○○ pieces were destroyed during the manufacturing process in Ethiopia
・ A customs officer with 20 years of service said , "I've never seen such a terrible thing."
・Mankashakasha who survived
Green coffee bean producer Encounter with Habtam
Galitebe handles two Ethiopian green coffee bean producers.
Today, I would like to talk about one of them, the story with Habutam and the raw beans we handle.
I remember eating injera together at a local restaurant, no, a cafeteria, when I first met Hubtam.
Habtum didn't have a smartphone, he didn't even have an email address, let alone a social network.
All communication is over the phone or in person.
He always wears a checked shirt and picks me up in a truck.
[Ethiopia] Do you know coffee in the coffee producing area?
Ethiopia is one of the world's leading coffee producers.
About half of the coffee beans produced are consumed domestically.
This time, I would like to take a closer look at how coffee is consumed in Ethiopia.
Only a small portion of Ethiopian coffee beans are sold in Japan.
By reading the article, you can know the existence of real "Ethiopian coffee".
[Actual record] On the way to a coffee production area
This time I would like to talk about the journey to the refinery.
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■3 ways to go! where are you going
・Long-distance bus ・Rental car with driver
■ Enjoyable journey
・Bus leaving at 11:00 leaves at 5:00
・Ethiopian comedy for everyone to watch
・Country music to listen to with a roar
・ Anyway, inspection
■ Life-threatening way home
・ Unreasonable police
Coffee beans from Ethiopia for the first time
Finally, finally, finally arrived!
Waiting for Denkaram coffee raw beans!
・Isn't the design and refining method of jute bags different?
I will talk about these things now.
How to start a coffee import business
After returning to Japan, it was the first import, so it was a slapstick.
・Can you handle the transportation method and customs clearance of coffee beans by yourself?
・Arrival date and price setting different from the contract
This time I would like to talk about that.
Encounter with coffee producer Denkaram
On December 8, 2017, I was in a region called Kaffa, Ethiopia.
I was trying to import raw coffee beans.
At that time, I was one of the management members of the guesthouse KUSUBURU HOUSE , which was launched on the Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture.
With that in mind, I wanted to offer Ethiopian coffee to customers at KUSUBURU HOUSE.