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Roasters, importers find it hard to get Ethiopian coffee they want
U.S. coffee importers and roasters are worried that a new auction system in Ethiopia makes it almost impossible for them to buy coffee from the particular farmers whose beans they want.
The system, overseen by the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, mixes coffee beans from different growers before selling them for export.
That's a big deal to specialty roasters who prefer beans from certain growers and processors, and sometimes have worked with them to improve quality.
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