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About this Farm
- Located in Gedeo zone of the Gedeb district, Worka Kubi is one of the finest coffee producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda. Known for its dense layered semi-forest vegetation structure with false banana trees providing shade for coffee plantings, Kubi is a great example of an ideal coffee growing envirionment.
In the Ethiopian grading system, grade 2 refers to the cup quality as well as physical quality of a coffee. A grade 2 allows between four and 13 full defects per 300gr green sample. The cup typically has fruity and clean characteristics without any off-flavors. This lot from our friends at SNAP Specialty is suitable to a variety of uses and shines on its own or as an effective blend component.
- Coffee is ancient in Ethiopia, but coffee farming is not. By the end of the 9th Century coffee was actively being cultivated in Ethiopia as food, but probably not as a beverage. It was the Arab world that developed brewing. Even as coffee became an export for Ethiopia in the late 1800’s, Ethiopian coffee was the result of gathering rather than agricultural practices. A hundred years ago, plantations, mostly in Harar, were still the exception, while “Kaffa” coffee from the southwest was still harvested wild. In 1935, William Ukers wrote: “Wild coffee is also known as Kaffa coffee, from one of the districts where it grows most abundantly in a state of nature. The trees grow in such profusion that the possible supply, at a minimum of labor in gathering, is practically unlimited. It is said that in south-western Abyssinia there are immense forests of it that have never been encroached upon except at the outskirts.”
How to Brew this Coffee
- Use our brew guides for help dialing your coffee in with virtually any brew method here!
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From seed to cup
- Here's a short video on how coffee comes from the farmers all over the world to your cup!