A little known fact during this holiday season is that, according to Axumite history, one of the three wise men that made the journey to meet Jesus at his birth came from Ethiopia. At the time the Axumite empire was robust, boasting of several exports. But the gift that the Ethiopian sage chose to bring to Jesus was one of most distinguished fragrances the kingdom had to offer - frankincense, a gift fit for a king. To this day, Ethiopia is still known for its frankincense. Ethiopians, regardless of religious background or beliefs, use the thick aroma to add to the intoxicating and royal ambiance of their coffee ceremonies.