Ethiopia is thought to be the birthplace of coffee with wild growing Coffee Arabica being found in the forests of the Kaffa region. Ethiopia coffees are among the world's most varied and distinctive, with not only Sidamo, but Yirgacheffe, and Harrar coffee growing regions
This type is grown in the Sidamo region south of the capital, Addis Ababa. It is the most southern and most productive province in the country. The region is well known for having ideal climate conditions for growing coffee. This is all due to high altitudes of between a 1600 - 1900 meters, ample rainfall, optimal temperature, and rich soil. These elevations qualify the beans as Strictly High Grown (SHG) / Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) – elevations where the best Ethiopian coffees grow more slowly and therefore have more time to absorb nutrients and develop more robust flavours based on the local climate and soil conditions
Washed Sidamos are typically high quality coffee with unique sweet lemon and floral flavours, and an ideal balance between acidity and body
This washed Ethiopia Sidamo is characterised by well-defined and strong positive aromatic notes, the most distinctive flavour notes found in all Sidamo coffees.
But by roasting to a ‘light’ roast temperature of just 400F the flavour profile changes from our other Ethiopian Sidamo coffee, this makes the lemon and citrus notes more pronounced with bright crisp acidity , but by doing this the body of the coffee is no so far developed, so strong flower and honey notes are followed by a pleasant touch of dried fruit (chestnut, almond, walnut and pistachio).
The spicy notes of tea, can be sensed alongside the sensations of fine herbs..
Packed 50 x 7.2 grams ESE 44mm Coffee Pods, Individually foil wrapped