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Passport Series: Ethiopia

Paul Haworth

Specialty coffee can be grown in many parts of the world. The main requirements are a tropical climate and proper altitude. The differences found in coffee producing regions of the world are exciting and easy to decipher when you know a few basic conditions that contribute. We will be spending some time exploring these conditions as we go region by region. We will start in Ethiopia since it's considered the 'birthplace of coffee.'

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What's the Big Deal about Coffee Processing?

Paul Haworth

Many specialty products are organized into categories that make them more approachable. In the world of wine, knowing the answer to the question, "red or white," can help a customer feel empowered and confident enough to explore further 'subcategories' within their purchasing decision. Historically in coffee, this categorical empowerment has been associated more with roast style than the actual qualities of the bean. Now that we are becoming more aware of details that determine bean character (and putting roast style aside), what should be our basic categorization for specialty coffee?

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