• Video: A Peek Inside an Ethiopian Coffee Plant

    1 month ago - By Rick Steves

    I'm in Ethiopia to scout locations for a new public television special about world hunger - and I'm learning a lot.
    Right now, I'm at a coffee plant in Addis Ababa, where I was just treated to an unforgettable cup - surrounded by tons of beans. Join me in this clip for a fascinating peek at the local coffee industry and a quick lesson about development. Coffee may have originated in Ethiopia, but there's still a big gap here between potential profit and actual profit.
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  • Video: Welcome to Lisa's Community Bank

    1 month ago - By Rick Steves

    I'm in Ethiopia, scouting locations for a new public television special we're producing about hunger and hope.
    Today, in a humble neighborhood in Addis Ababa, we were invited into a ramshackle courtyard to see a grassroots savings association in action. Join me in this clip to watch Lisa and her neighbors band together for fiscal empowerment.
    (You can bet I'll be back to check in on Lisa when I return with our film crew in April.)
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