Ethiopian coffee received the "2016 World's Best Coffee Award" at the first-ever Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards Ceremony held in New York on 1st November 2016.
The Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards recognizes top quality coffee growers who produce the best beans in the coffee paradises across the world.
The event which was organized with the major aim of recognizing coffee grower's commitment to quality and sustainability along with emphasizing the importance of working hand-in-hand with the coffee growers was attended by a number of ambassadors and United Nations delegates from around the globe.
The judges, who tasted 27 cups of coffee from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Nicaragua, awarded Ahmed Legesse from Ethiopia with the Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award.
In the event, the jury's spokesperson described Ethiopian coffee: "A special coffee with a mild, delicate aroma and a unique perfume with distinctive floral notes of jasmine and a hint of citrus fruit."