Grade: 4+ special prep
Varieties: Mixed Heirloom Varieties
In the cup: Toffee, marzipan, apricot & strawberry jam aroma, low-medium acidity, nice sweetness, full creamy body with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, nut, blueberry jam
This coffee is a regional lot from Sidamo. Sidamo is a province in the southern part ofEthiopia, with its capital city at Irgalem, and after 1978 at Awasa. The coffee is sourced from a number of cooperatives and farmer groups; almost all of these coffees are grown at between 1600-1900mtrs above sea level and most of the cooperatives produce both washed and unwashed coffees. All coffees in Sidamo are harvested between October and January with the main shipping period commencing in April through to about September each year.
This coffee is a natural process, meaning that the coffee is not pulped and is sun-dried with the pulp on. In Natural processing only fully ripe cherries are handpicked and only fresh ripe-red and purple are sun-dried on African drying beds without any pulping or washing. Once the coffee has reached the optimum moisture level, the coffee is then rested. The coffee is then pulped, graded, picked by hand and bagged up, ready for export.