Around Lake Tana in Zege, coffee has been growing from time immemorial. It is prohibited to plough or cultivate the land in order to protect the forest. Originally, the coffee of the lake area was forest grown coffee, but due to the felling of the recent decades, this historic coffee has almost disappeared around Lake Tana. The only exception is the Zege peninsula. Here, we find the biggest coherent woodland on Lake Tana. A great example of biodiversity and preservation where “sacred” coffee protects the forest and the forest protects the “sacred” coffee. On Zege, coffee is truly a special commodity. Traditionally, the natives and the friars of the convents cultivate the coffee for their own consumption and the local market with much anticipation. Virtually everything is being collected and used. Was it the far-sighted environmental awareness and wisdom of the leaders or a divine message to Abune Betre Maryam that is keeping the forest alive? The coffee is cultivated in 1,850 metres above m.s.l., Taste: Full bodied, Well-balanced and round, with smooth, and soft spicy fruitiness.hashtag#environmentfriendlyhashtag#protectionhashtag#coffeehashtag#balancehashtag#lakehashtag#foresthashtag#environmentalawarenesshashtag#ethiopiahashtag#conservationhashtag#deforestationhashtag#sacred
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