Region: SNNP, Sidama, Bensa
Farm: 2,000 local farmers
Altitude: 1900-2100 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes:Grapefruit, Champagne, Brown Sugar, Complex
Recommended Roast: City to City+
Best brewed manually! Try as pour-over, auto drip, full immersion.
Description: This is the first honey processed coffee from Ethiopia that we have offered! The flavors are unique and delicious! We recommend keeping this coffee at a light to medium roast to highlight those delicate grapefruit and sparkling green grape notes.
“Sidama is one of the internationally recognized specialty coffee groups which accounts for approximately 30% of export coffee in Ethiopia. Damo Village, where we processed our Sidama coffee, is located in the Bensa woreda of the Sidama Zone of Ethiopia, and here Ardent Coffee Export processed coffee at a washing station where contributing local coffee farmers grow their coffee at 1,900 - 2,100 meters above sea level. The coffee which grows in this area is the top quality Sidama coffee, to say the least, which is categorized as “A” according to the current Ethiopian coffee designation.”
Established in 2008, fresh red cherries are processed by washed and natural (dry) methods as well as experimental methods like honey, anaerobic, and carbonic maceration. The honey process is allowed 8 hours of fermentation before drying.
Training is also provided to farmers with emphasis on processing methods, re-using organic materials and fertilization, and water sanitation.