Descendants of Korean War Veterans from Ethiopia to Serve ‘Peace’ Coffee in S. Korea | Be Korea-savvy

Descendants of Korean War Veterans from Ethiopia to Serve ‘Peace’ Coffee in S. Korea


HWACHEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The descendants of Ethiopian veterans who fought in the Korean War are coming to South Korea to introduce coffee from the world’s largest coffee-producing country.

Gangwon Province’s Hwacheon County announced Thursday that an Ethiopia promotional hall and cafe will be set up at the Hwacheon Mountain Trout Festival from Jan. 7-29 next year.

The facilities will be run by two descendants of Ethiopian war heroes who fought in the Korean War and two other study-abroad students currently enrolled in Master’s programs at graduate schools in South Korea.


The cafe will serve Ethiopian traditional coffee and hand-drip coffee made with beans imported directly from the African country.

The war-hero descendants also served the “peace” coffee three years ago at a previous iteration of the festival.

Hwacheon County has been offering scholarships to the descendants of Korean War veterans from Ethiopia since 2009. A total of 399 Ethiopian nationals have been awarded scholarships ever since.



Image Credit: Hwacheon County Office /

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>