Let’s say you’ve become a much more adventurous traveler.  Europe, the Far East, Australia … you’ve done all that.  You want something that gets to the root of human existence.  And you’ve found it — Ethiopia!  But before you sign up for your trip, you need to find out — do I need Travel Plug adapters for Ethiopia?

The answer is Yes, you do.  But why do you would you want to travel there?  Here are some good reasons:

  1. Are you a coffee-head?  A java-junkie?  Do you want to know where your morning joe started?  Ethiopia is where it started — it’s where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates.  Even today, Ethiopia produces about three percent of the world’s coffee output.  And they drink it, too.  “Half of the coffee [produced in the country] is consumed by Ethiopians, and the country leads the [African] continent in domestic consumption,” according to Wikipedia.

2.Now, after you get all hopped up on your bean-fueled refreshment, how do you burn off all that energy?  You run, of course.  Ethiopia has been famous for long-distance running since Abebe Bikila won Olympic gold for his country in 1960 and 1964. Why Ethiopia?  In a word, altitude.  If you’re simple and serious, you can train there and run there.

3.Never mind the origin of coffee.  How about the origin of humans? “Ethiopia is widely considered the site of the emergence of anatomically modern humans … 200,000 years ago,” An Ethiopian kingdom was known from at least the 8th Century BC, and Axum was the first verified Christian power in the area, dating from the first century AD. Lalibela is famous for its rock-cut churches.

OK, so you’re ready to run around some rock-cut churches with a steaming-hot mug of Starbucks — or something better from the locals — in your hand.  And you want to use your travel brewer from home to make it.  Will it need an adapter?

Yes, it will.  Ethiopia uses three types of plugs — Types DJ, and L.  The country was electrified at different times with different development standards.  And our kit for Ethiopia covers those standards. If you want to find out more, just contact us