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How Menno Simons found and cultivated an unknown Ethiopian coffee variety

How Menno Simons found and cultivated an unknown Ethiopian coffee variety

Menno has an urge to discover Ethiopia. New regions, zones, farms and washing(drying) stations; but nothing excites him more than new coffee varieties. Developing new tastes with coffee growers in Ethiopia. Menno talks about the hunt for and discovery of the Shakisso Purple Variety. “Basically…

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Operation Cherry Red – Shakisso Purple Variety

Operation Cherry Red – Shakisso Purple Variety

  Shakisso Purple Variety: Inspired growers, harvest quality. The ‘Operation Cherry Red’ project has two purposes: to inspire coffee growers to harvest the best possible coffee, and to enable you – the specialty coffee roaster – to deliver outstanding cup quality. Every OCR-lot is carefully…

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Adado cooperative

Adado cooperative

The venture to Adado cooperative marks the beginning of Trabocca’s story   November 2004, Gedeo region in Yirgacheffe. Menno Simons – founder of Trabocca – is driving a Land Cruiser, sliding down treacherous slopes that form the threshold of the remote Misty Valley. ‘Welcome To…

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Gesha Village Coffee Estate auction

Gesha Village Coffee Estate auction

Gesha Village Coffee Estate auction – Trabocca offers four pre-auction Gesha lots.   After years of persistent exploration, Adam Overton and Rachel Samuel found their ideal patch of land in the Bench Maji zone, hosting the perfect conditions for the cultivation of Gesha. Their mission:…

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Food Safety Modernization act

Food Safety Modernization act

Coffee roasters in the USA risk revoked facility registrations, fines, product recalls and denial of import permits now that the Food Safety Modernization Act is in effect. Learn how to prevent rather than cure. Download the FSMA Road Map. As of May 1st, 2017, the Food…

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The Motherland Calls

The Motherland Calls

New crop Ethiopia now on spot   The Motherland Calls. New crop Ethiopia, now on spot. Sign up for the Trabocca spot list, and receive a weekly update that gives direct insight to our specialty coffee offerings. Stay updated with spot positions, and buy the…

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Ground breaking development in Ethiopian coffee market

Ground breaking development in Ethiopian coffee market

Ground breaking development in Ethiopian law opens new opportunities for farmers and coffee roasters by enhancing traceability and quality in the Ethiopian coffee market. Under the previous law, all privately-owned washing stations (primary processors that turn freshly harvested coffee-cherries produced by small-holder farmers into parchment-coffee)…

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