I was in Ethiopia when this dispute was in full flower. Now settled, as it should be.
Ending Dispute, Starbucks Is to Help Ethiopian Farmers
After a dispute over coffee trademarks that turned into a public relations problem for Starbucks, the company said yesterday that it would open a center in Ethiopia to help coffee farmers improve the profitability of their crops.
The Starbucks chairman, Howard D. Schultz, made the announcement after meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi.