Region: SNNP, Sidama, Bensa, Damo Village
Farm: 2,000 local farmers
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Altitude: 1900-2100 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes:Coming Soon!
Description: “Sidama is one of the internationally recognized speciality 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 grow 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. This coffee underwent 60 hours of anaerobic fermentation in a steel tank meaning red cherries were placed into a clean tank and allowed to ferment without any oxygen. This creates a completely new environment for fermentation and allows slower and longer fermentation without creating alcohol. The result is a very unique cup profile with lots of mixed fruits and delicate complexity!
Training is also provided to farmers with emphasis on processing methods, re-using organic materials and fertilization, and water sanitation.