ETHIOPIAN SIDAMO GR. 2 - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
We only Roast to Order - All of our coffees are fresh and never stored!
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 & cistrusy
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 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
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.
This was a replacement coffee, as my usual choice is no longer available, but I did not like the taste, so will not be ordering again.
I've been a Redber customer for a number of years. Their coffee is superb, as is their service. On the rare occasion the machinery makes a mistake and I get a slightly coarser grind, it gets replaced (three times over about sixty bags?) without any quibbles. I am happy to support a superb local business.