Coffee of the Week

Excellence ~ Ethiopian Sidamo GR2 Fair Trade Organic

When you taste an Ethiopian coffee with an 86 point score, like this one, you know you're in for something good, maybe even coffee love.

We tried the Sidamo as an American roast brewed in a V60 pour-over: perfect. An aromatic blend of jasmine and lavender with notes of lemon; very floral and with a sweet honey flavour we absolutely relished. One of the best aromas we've come across making pour over. A very balanced cup with a soft and delicate aftertaste that will perform well regardless of the brewing method but we can't recommend pour over enough for this one at an American roast: serve black overlooking the ocean, living the dream.

We also tried the Sidamo as a Full City roast made in a French press: still very good with enhanced body but we missed the loss of the amazing American flavours. If going darker for the Sidamo, opt for a brew method other than French press - a Chemex would return some of the floral notes and retain the body.

Ethiopia strikes again!


Quick notes

Species: Arabica
Process: Washed
Grading: GR2
Certification: Fair Trade and Organic
Altitude: 1,500 – 2,000 masl.
Harvest period: September to December
Shipping period: January through May

Roast recommendation: American/light. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.

Sourced from the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU), which represents 70,000 small farmers throughout the Sidama area, in southern Ethiopia. The SCFCU produces organic, washed Arabica. (Sidama refers to the Sidama people).


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