Jimma

Jimma

330 Kms from Addis Ababa the town of Jimma is the capital of the old province of Kaffa from which the name coffee is belived to have origionated because the region is belived to be the home of coffee. Ethiopia produces one of the best highland coffee in the world. The country, known to be original home of coffee Arabica, mainly produces sun-dried unwashed coffee types known in the world market for their flavor, good body, acidity and diversity of taste. The road from Addis to Jimma passes across the spectacular Gibe river Gorge. The bridge over the river is the point where the name of the river changes form Gibe to Omo. Places of interest in Jimma include the palace of the local King Aba Jiffar and Jimma Museum.


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