The Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia is an essential resource for anyone working with, or interested in, coffee, and serves as a key geographical reference for Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is the birth-place of coffee, the home of wild Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica), and the largest coffee producer in Africa. Coffee drinking is an important part of Ethiopian culture and society. Ethiopian coffee is renowned for its wide diversity of flavour profiles, including the celebrated coffees of Gesha, Harar, Limu and Yirgacheffe, and for its association with forest-based farming systems.
The Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia maps the coffee landscape of Ethiopia, showing where coffee is (and could be) farmed, and the location of wild Arabica coffee forests. The maps include the main coffee-growing origins, coffee towns and coffee delivery centres, as well as other useful features. The maps are accompanied by introductory text on geography, coffee use and consumption, botany, the coffee-growing climate and environment, coffee farming, harvesting and processing, and an overview of the main coffee areas. The Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia is an essential resource for anyone working with, or interested in, coffee, and serves as a key geographical reference for Ethiopia.
Aaron Davis is Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with a long-standing research focus on wild and cultivated coffee. Tim Wilkinson is a Spatial Analyst at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, specialising in remote sensing and cartography. Zeleke Kebebew Challa is an Information Management Associate (GIS) at the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Ethiopia. Previously he worked for Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF) as a GIS and remote sensing specialist. Jenny Williams is a Senior Spatial Analyst at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, specialising in remote sensing and species distribution modelling. Susana Baena is a Research Fellow in Spatial Analysis at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, specialising in remote sensing. Tadesse Woldemariam Gole is Senior Researcher and Technical Adviser at Environment, Climate Change and Coffee Forest Forum (previously ECFF), Ethiopia. His research intersts include coffee, forest, climate and land use change, and planning sustainable development practices. Justin Moat is a Research Leader in Spatial Analysis at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and co-author of the Atlas of the Vegetation of Madagascar (Kew Publishing, 2007).
Reprinted September 2018 with updates as listed below:
- Endpapers added, with an overview map of coffee zones and areas, to assist with orientation for the reader/traveller
- 10 map pages significantly updated (including towns and roads)
- The defunct Addis to Djibouti railway line has been removed and updated with the new electrified railway
- Some rewriting/updating of the text across several chapters
- A spot height has been added to each page (i.e. the elevation of a peak or mountain) to indicate elevation