A Reference Guide to Ethiopian Coffee Varieties
Widely considered to be the birthplace of Coffee, Ethiopia is home to forests full of various wild coffee trees, many of which are not found anywhere else. This book explores these and all of the more common varieties native to Ethiopia, including cultivars and hybrids. This is arguably the most complete guide to Ethiopian coffee varieties, drawing from the work that researchers in Ethiopia have been doing for more than 40 years.
This book is a culmination of two years of hard work by numerous employees at Counter Culture Coffee and aims to bridge the knowledge gap that exists on Ethiopian coffee varieties in the industry. The guide will act as a tool that empowers farmers in their decision-making processes when choosing varieties for research, development, or investment. The right varieties in the right environments will ultimately improve productivity and quality on farms. We believe that the long-term effect of this reference guide on the specialty coffee industry will be significant.
- Second Edition
- Copywright © 2018 Counter Culture Coffee (Durham, North Carolina, USA)
- 110 pages
- Written by:
- Getu Bekele, East African Supply Chain Manager at Counter Culture. Getu is a certified Q-grader and works with coffee farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda to improve quality and productivity
- Timothy Hill, Coffee Director at Counter Culture. Tim has worked on everything from bagging coffee, to roasting, to coffee buying, to working on real world solutions to the problems that coffee producers face - one example: fighting the scourge of potato defect in Central Africa