Backing for Ethiopian Coffee Museum & Research Centre

Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi has donated 10 million Birr (around $600,000) to the creation of a museum in the National Coffee Zone in Bonga in the Kaffa Zone of SNNP Region in Ethiopia. This donation represents just over a third of the estimated final cost.

The project comprises a coffee quality research centre, exhibition and meeting halls, and a cafeteria, and started construction in 2008 and was understood to be 70% complete at the time of the donation with full completion by the end of the year. The museum is designed not only to promote the coffee heritage of the region but also to support research.