Coffee originated in Ethiopia! It is referred to as buna. Buna, an important word. Buna ... my first "Ethiopian" word (not sure exactly what language). According to my travel book, there are some nice coffee rituals in Ethiopia ... where the green beans are roasted right before they are ground and brewed ... yummy! Other interesting Ethiopian facts and tidbits: The flag has three horizontal stripes, green at the top, then yellow, and finally red. The green symbolizes the fertility of the country, yellow the religious freedom and red the lives sacrificed to protect the nation.