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Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia

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.

136 pages | 40 color plates, 40 maps | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 | © 2018

Biological Sciences: Botany

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Table of Contents

Contributors, partners and acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Cartographic methods
Color scheme
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
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
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
The coffee suitability niche (climate and forest)
8. Coffee farming
Coffee farming systems
The cycles of coffee production
Seed and seedling production
Planting densities
General cultivation
9. Coffee harvesting and processing
Factors influencing quality and taste
Initial post-harvest processing
Dry (natural) processing
Wet (washed) processing
Green coffee
Specialty coffee
The trading system and coffee classification
10. The coffee areas
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
The Maps
Gazetteer (geographical name index)

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