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Yirgacheffe coffee from Ethiopia and writing Amharic names in Korean

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and the aromatic Yirgacheffe coffee is one of the most prized local varieties. In Korea, where it has earned the nickname ‘Noblewoman of Coffee’, this coffee bean most often goes under the name 예가체프 , while more recently some people have also started calling it 이르가체페 . But the form closest to the original pronunciation would in fact be 이르가처페 . Yirgacheffe is a town in south central Ethiopia that lends its name to the surrounding…

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