ETHIOPIAN SIDAMO GR. 2 - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
Sidamo is an elegant coffee with lemon and citrus notes and bright crisp acidity.
What you need to know...
- Flavours - tea-like, lemony
- Aroma - flowers, citrusy, cocoa
- Body - soft & smooth
- Acidity - bright & citrusy
Filter coffees and delicious in cafetiere.
The finer details...
- Origin: Ethiopia
- Region: Sidamo
- Altitude: 1,600 -1,900 m above the sea level
- Variety: 100% Typica
- Harvest Period: October - December
- Processed Method: Fully washed
Ethiopia is thought to be the birthplace of coffee with wild growing Coffea Arabica being found in the forests of the Kaffa region. Ethiopia coffees are among the world's most varied and distinctive.
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.
Washed Sidamos are typically high quality coffee with unique sweet lemon and floral flavours, and an ideal balance between acidity and body. Sometimes this type can be compared favourably with coffee from the Yirgacheffe region.
For Ethiopian coffees, the Grade 2 signifies that the coffee is washed. Also, the difference between grade 1 and 2 is defined by the number of visible defects in the prep. If a coffee receives a grade 1 classification, it has 0 - 3 defects; this is rare! Grade 2 coffees allow 4 - 12 defects. Typically the quality of washed coffees is more consistent than that of unwashed coffees.
the coffee to experience
over the years this has proved to be our favourite one we use all the time we do keep trying other's from time to time
really nice coffee
Redbers have an excellent range of coffees, which allowed me to explore some I have not previously tased. I am very pleased with both the Ethiopian Sidamo and the Peru Tapir Andino Red - a bit different from the normal coffee available
Coffee very good but
The coffee is sent in a foil backed bag which is in turn delivered in a non-recyclable plastic bag. Although the coffee is excellent, the packaging needs urgent attention
Great coffee, great service certainly more educated in the world of coffee
Delivered on time and in perfect condition. Website was easy to navigate and helped to inform me of what coffee to buy (I like coffee, but I wouldn't see myself as a connoisseur!).
We love this coffee. We like experimenting with others sometimes, and Redber are great at making recommendations and sharing their expert knowledge. But in truth, we’re creatures of habit. And the Ethiopian Sidamo is a really quite lovely, mellow habit to have.