Category Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Coming Back to Cooperative Coffee

Our Previous Relationships with Cooperatives via TechnoServe During the initial phase of Technoserve’s (TNS) work with cooperatives in Ethiopia, Kaffa in Oslo imported green coffee directly (pre-CCS) and roasted a few lots from some of the TNS supported washing stations,

Ethiopia: Coming Back to Cooperative Coffee

Our Previous Relationships with Cooperatives via TechnoServe During the initial phase of Technoserve’s (TNS) work with cooperatives in Ethiopia, Kaffa in Oslo imported green coffee directly (pre-CCS) and roasted a few lots from some of the TNS supported washing stations,

Situation in Ethiopia

Over the last nine months, there have been waves of protest and unrest occurring in the Oromia region, which has led us to cancel our planned trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Amidst the protests and subsequent killings, we

Situation in Ethiopia

Over the last nine months, there have been waves of protest and unrest occurring in the Oromia region, which has led us to cancel our planned trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Amidst the protests and subsequent killings, we

Coffee Profile: Washed Gesha, Gesha Village Estate

    Name: Gesha Village Nearest Town: Gesha Location: Southwest Ethiopia Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1150 Altitude (masl): 1900-2100m Number of hectares: 471 Hectares cultivated: 320 Shade: Agro-forestry system with mix of indigenous shade trees Process: Washed Drying Method: Sun Harvest

Coffee Profile: Washed Gesha, Gesha Village Estate

    Name: Gesha Village Nearest Town: Gesha Location: Southwest Ethiopia Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1150 Altitude (masl): 1900-2100m Number of hectares: 471 Hectares cultivated: 320 Shade: Agro-forestry system with mix of indigenous shade trees Process: Washed Drying Method: Sun Harvest

Coffee Profile: Natural Gesha, Gesha Village Estate

Name: Gesha Village Province: Gesha Location: Southwest Ethiopia Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1150 Altitude (masl): 1900-2100m Number of hectares: 471 Hectares cultivated: 320 Shade: Agro-forestry system with mix of indigenous shade trees Process: Natural Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking

Coffee Profile: Natural Gesha, Gesha Village Estate

Name: Gesha Village Province: Gesha Location: Southwest Ethiopia Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1150 Altitude (masl): 1900-2100m Number of hectares: 471 Hectares cultivated: 320 Shade: Agro-forestry system with mix of indigenous shade trees Process: Natural Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking

Coffee Profile: Illubabor Variety, Gesha Village Estate

Name: Gesha Village Province: Gesha Location: Southwest Ethiopia Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1150 Altitude (masl): 1900-2100m Number of hectares: 471 Hectares cultivated: 320 Shade: Agro-forestry system with mix of indigenous shade trees Process: Washed Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking

Coffee Profile: Illubabor Variety, Gesha Village Estate

Name: Gesha Village Province: Gesha Location: Southwest Ethiopia Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1150 Altitude (masl): 1900-2100m Number of hectares: 471 Hectares cultivated: 320 Shade: Agro-forestry system with mix of indigenous shade trees Process: Washed Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking

Direct Trade and the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange: What’s the Problem?

98% of the coffee exported out of Ethiopia goes through the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX), so to say it’s important is a massive understatement. But it’s also a struggle to understand, makes transparency seem as out of reach as world

Direct Trade and the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange: What’s the Problem?

98% of the coffee exported out of Ethiopia goes through the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX), so to say it’s important is a massive understatement. But it’s also a struggle to understand, makes transparency seem as out of reach as world

Specialty or Marketability: What Are We Really Selling?

via Perfect Daily Grind The internet has done wonders for coffee. It’s brought the stories of producers to life, revealing the extraordinary work that they do. It’s spread the message of how amazing good coffee can taste, making words like

Specialty or Marketability: What Are We Really Selling?

via Perfect Daily Grind The internet has done wonders for coffee. It’s brought the stories of producers to life, revealing the extraordinary work that they do. It’s spread the message of how amazing good coffee can taste, making words like

Coffee & Genetic Diversity

‘Science’ is often conflated with ‘truth’ and this assumption can have far-reaching impacts, both positive and negative, on an industry that is as reliant on evidence-based conclusions as specialty coffee is. Bruno Latour, a philosopher and sociologist of science, wrote a clear and in-depth analysis back in 1987 about the ways in which scientific communities are inseparable from the traditions, culture and societal perspectives

Coffee & Genetic Diversity

‘Science’ is often conflated with ‘truth’ and this assumption can have far-reaching impacts, both positive and negative, on an industry that is as reliant on evidence-based conclusions as specialty coffee is. Bruno Latour, a philosopher and sociologist of science, wrote a clear and in-depth analysis back in 1987 about the ways in which scientific communities are inseparable from the traditions, culture and societal perspectives

Ethiopian Coffee: The Timeline

I want to explain a process that you all have questions about and is super important to your offerings: the timeline of getting Ethiopian coffee from the tree to your roastery. The prevailing expectation is that since harvest begins in October

Ethiopian Coffee: The Timeline

I want to explain a process that you all have questions about and is super important to your offerings: the timeline of getting Ethiopian coffee from the tree to your roastery. The prevailing expectation is that since harvest begins in October

How is Pricing Determined Anyway?

We all know and agree that coffee prices are too low and this is certainly the case in Ethiopia where the average farmer (owning an average of 0.1 ha, or 200 trees) earns USD $260 per year from coffee. Even

How is Pricing Determined Anyway?

We all know and agree that coffee prices are too low and this is certainly the case in Ethiopia where the average farmer (owning an average of 0.1 ha, or 200 trees) earns USD $260 per year from coffee. Even