Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia

Aaron Davis et al.

Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia

Aaron Davis et al.

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

136 pages | 40 color plates, 40 maps | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 | © 2018
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781842466605 Published May 2018 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
In Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee drinking, coffee is more than a bean or a beverage—it’s an entire world. This atlas of Ethiopian coffee features the central elements of coffee production in Ethiopia, from detailed studies of the coffee plant to a large-scale view of its cultivation across Ethiopia. The book provides maps not only of the forests and farms where the bean grows, but the transportation networks that bring this coveted crop to the world. With single-origin coffees on the rise, this book will be a fascinating read to coffee geeks and industry insiders alike.
Contents
Contributors, partners and acknowledgements
 
1. Introduction
Overview
 
2. Cartographic methods
Color scheme
Projection
Format
Mapping of the humid (coffee) forest
Mapping of coffee suitability
 
3. Geographical overview
Location and size
Topology and elevation
Major rivers and lakes
Geology and soils
Natural vegetation, plants and other wildlife
People and culture
Agriculture
Regions, zones, woredas and kebeles
 
4. Coffee use and consumption
Coffee as a food and other uses
Roasted coffee as a drink
Modern-day use of coffee
 
5. Botany of Arabica coffee
Origin and genetic makeup
Distribution of wild Arabica coffee
Ecology
Morphology and development
 
6. The coffee climate
The seasons
Rainfall (precipitation)
Air temperature
Humidity and other factors
Climate change
 
7. Agroecology
Coffee farming and natural vegetation
Deforestation
The coffee suitability niche (climate and forest)
 
8. Coffee farming
Coffee farming systems
Productivity
The cycles of coffee production
Seed and seedling production
Planting densities
General cultivation
 
9. Coffee harvesting and processing
Factors influencing quality and taste
Harvesting
Initial post-harvest processing
Dry (natural) processing
Wet (washed) processing
Resting
Hulling
Green coffee
Specialty coffee
Grading
The trading system and coffee classification
Exportation
 
10. The coffee areas
Overview
A. West of the Rift Valley
A1 North Zone
A2 South West Zone
B. Rift Valley
B1 Rift Zone
C. East of the Rift Valley
C1 South East Zone
C2 Harar Zone
 
11. References
 
12. Scope and use of Atlas
Coffee suitability
Wild coffee forests
Other (non-coffee) humid forest
Coffee gardens
Other coffee information
Other mapping information
 
Index
 
The Maps
 
Gazetteer (geographical name index)
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