You’ll love the inspiring and entrepreneurial spirit of members of the Sidama Coffee Cooperative in Ethiopia featured in this short video.

You see they used to be solitary subsistence farmers scratching out a living.  Then they formed a cooperative.  This has resulted in them having higher quality crops, helping each other during harvest, sharing a common processing facility and having a great deal more companionship and comaradarie than before.

Cooperatives have become so popular in Ethiopia since the 1970s that by 2004 there were 4,052 of them.

This inspired us to pour another cup of Ethiopian coffee and appreciate the spirit of these hard working growers in Ethiopia.

This video is from The Perennial Plate, an online weekly video series about adventurous and socially responsible eating. You can Like them on Facebook.

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