ETHIOPIAN SIDAMO GR. 2- Medium Roast Coffee
We only roast our Ethiopian coffee beans to order - All of our coffees are fresh and never stored!
What you need to know about Sidamo Ethiopian coffee
Sidamo Ethiopian coffee is an elegant coffee with lemon and citrus notes and bright crisp acidity.
- Flavours - tea-like, lemony
- Aroma - flowers, citrusy, cocoa
- Body - soft & smooth
- Acidity - bright & cistrusy
Sidamo is great from filter coffee machines 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.
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Really tasty for both aeropress and v60
I have always loved Ethiopian coffees and this Sidamo is my favourite everyday coffee - it is nicely balanced between strength, flavour and cost. If find the dark roast equally good - and sometimes try it for a change.
Really good coffee. Works very well for filter coffees
Sometimes coffee can disappoint - this one really doesn't :)