I am a huge fan of Ethiopia Sidama Ardi Coffee beans. It is bold and sweet in flavor with a good amount of Caffeine to keep me going through the day. We roasted them at City+ and its the best.
Probably the best Ethiopian I ever had. I roasted it City+. Highly recommend.
I use a CROSSLAND espresso machine, created by Bill Crossland (Seattle) who formed his own small espresso machine making company after designing espresso machines in Italy. It's a great machine and it needs GREAT and FRESH coffee beans for it to work. Bodhi Leaf supplies the best Ethiopian beans, and roasting them myself creates the best espresso and the best drip/pour over coffee tastes I've ever had. starbucks does not compete! The Sidama Ardi is a new bean to me; thus bought just 1 lb as a trial; yes, it's good enough to buy 5 lbs now! It's a truly great coffee bean. Buy it, you won't be sorry.
I'm very familiar with previous years of this coffee both as a home roaster and commercial cold brew mfg. This coffee can be so good it is hard to believe. Only roasted 1 batch so far but very aromatic and fruity without being funky and over fermented. Super good.