Region: SNNP, Sidama, Bensa
Varietal: Heirloom, Godicho
Farm: 2,000 local farmers
Altitude: 1900-2100 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes:Tropical Fruit, Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Lavender
Recommended Roast: City to Full City
Good For: Pour-overs, auto-drip, full immersion
Description: “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 washed process is fermented 36 hours before drying.
Training is also provided to farmers with emphasis on processing methods, re-using organic materials and fertilization, and water sanitation.