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Ethiopia Sidamo FTO Natural | Green Coffee Beans

Recommended Roast Level:

Light (City)

Tasting Notes:

This Ethiopian bean generates a delicious, smooth cup of coffee. It is creamy, with a well-balanced body, and a bittersweet, richness of chocolate. This one has a nice subtle blueberry sweetness and nothing pairs better with chocolate than berries. I drank some this morning and it was perfection in a cup. My goodness! That is a good cup of coffee.

Sidamo Coffee Production:

Sidamo enjoys soil and climatic conditions-including altitude, rainfall and temperature - that make it perfect for the production of Arabica Coffee. Speciality grade coffee from Sidamo is grown mainly in small villages (kebeles). Sidamo is well known for its production of "garden coffee". The coffee is planted at low density, ranging from 1000 to 1800 trees per hectare and is mostly fertilized with organic matter. All of the coffee produced under this system is agronomically organic – but most is not certified as such. About 95 % of the Sidamo coffee is fully washed. Fresh and clean cherries arrive at washing stations where they are pulped, and allowed to ferment naturally. The fermented coffee is washed with clean running water, soaked in clean water, and then dried till it retains about 11.5 percent moisture.


Roast Level: Light (City)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Vanilla, Blueberry
Body: Complex, Creamy
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, Immersion (French Press)
Country Region: Sidamo
Certification: Direct Trade, Fair Trade Organic (FTO)
Farm: Various
Producer: Various
Varietal: Arabica Heirlooms
Altitude: 1550-2200m