12 oz. bag.
Taste Notes : Berries, Caramel, Almond
Grower: Smallholder farmers delivering to private washing stations who then sell into the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
Variety: Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region: Sidama Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest: October – December
Altitude: 1700-1900 meters
Process: Full natural, sorted by hand. Nearly all the cherry in this area is dried on elevated beds.
Ethiopia Sidamo 4 Natural is sourced from family owned farms within the Sidamo growing region of Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to washing stations, where coffee is carefully sorted and immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent, and then milled and exported. Samples are then sent to the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) where the coffee is made available through auction.
What grind should I order?
We recommend choosing whole bean coffee and using a grinder at home for the freshest experience. We are also happy to grind your coffee for you to size of grind that best suits your coffee making method. If you would like your coffee ground but are unsure how it will be brewed, we recommend choosing “drip”, which is a medium grind suitable for brewing in any standard coffee maker.