The main Ethiopian coffees by Origin.
Coffee is a product closely linked to Ethiopia, its culture and its economy. Historically it is the most exported product, since the year 1500. The government also tries to boost this crop by encisma of other products.
The plantations are cultivated between 1300 and 1800 meters high and are usually, under shade, semi shade or in full sun. In general, the traditional cultivation continues but technical improvements are being implemented. In Ethiopia there are two crops one in July and one in December and everything depends on the area and height where the coffee trees are located. Harvesting is manual and only ripe fruits are picked.
The main Ethiopian coffees by Origin are: Sidamo, Harar, Yirga-Cheffe, Wollega, Limu, Bebeka and Tepi.
They are divided into: Commercial washes, Commercial naturals, Special washes and Natural specials.
Europeans normally bought items such as silk from the East and spices from India in these Arab markets and when they finally ran into coffee, they brought it to Europe through trade in ports such as Venice or Vienna.
Coffee entered European culture by taking places like canteens, counters, tables and chairs, instead of sitting on the floor or carpets, as they traditionally did in Ethiopia. Although the situation or environment of the "celebration" changes, the meaning of coffee and the space where it is served and consumed remained essentially the interaction of people and the exchange of information and ideas. Formerly in Europe the spaces where coffee was drunk could be compared to today's internet. If you wanted news, gossip, or just hang out, you had to go to a canteen or coffee house.
This tradition continued through the European colonization of what will later become the United States of America. When settlers from North America rose up in the Boston mutiny, the tea brought by the English crown was allowed to be consumed and the national coffee drink was proclaimed. Thus, the coffee houses that were founded were often the center for political discourse and debate.
The declaration of independence and the constitution were developed in cafes. The suffrage or voting system also emerged in a cafeteria, the first in London, called Turkish Head. There they came to vote for or against the issues that were discussed through ballots and ballot boxes, becoming the precursors of the political vote. Over the years and the geographical expansion of coffee and its context, the ritual has never lost its essence, its meaning. There is something special in these spaces where coffee is served called coffee shops ... something that calls us.
As much for experts as for consumers, Ethiopian coffee is considered a high quality coffee. Being able to achieve the qualification of specialty coffee. They are brown with 1.3% caffeine and can be taken alone, but can also be mixed with other origins.