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Being a first generation Canadian to parents who immigrated from Ethiopia, I always found it difficult to find a connection between my heritage and my nationality. Every weekend, my Ethiopian community would come together for something referred to as "bircha" or a get-together, this was the one day of the week where everyone left all their problems behind and hung out as a community over a cup or cups of coffee! At the time it was just a part of my culture. One year, my family took a trip to Ethiopia and, being my first time, I had no idea what to expect! To my surprise, coffee played such a huge role in the everyday lives of not only my community, but in Ethiopian culture as a whole. It was amazing! It was the way people connected with their friends and family, it gave people a reason to regularly come together; however, this was many years ago. As I got older, I wanted to find the connection between my heritage and my nationality. One day, as I purchased a cup of Ethiopian coffee it hit me, there was my connection, COFFEE. Coffee plays such a huge role in many people's lives all over the world. With that said, I present to you an unforgettable experience: Konjo Koffee! We strive to bring you; our history, our love, and our great coffee!