Sidamo enjoys soil and climatic conditions-including altitude, rainfall and temperature - that make it perfect for the production of Arabica Coffee. Speciality grade coffee from Sidamo is grown mainly in small villages (kebeles). Sidamo is well known for its production of "garden coffee". The coffee is planted at low density, ranging from 1000 to 1800 trees per hectare and is mostly fertilized with organic matter. All of the coffee produced under this system is agronomically organic – but most is not certified as such. About 95 % of the Sidamo coffee is fully washed. Fresh and clean cherries arrive at washing stations where they are pulped, and allowed to ferment naturally. The fermented coffee is washed with clean running water, soaked in clean water, and then dried till it retains about 11.5 percent moisture.
The region of Sidama is named for the Sidama people. The region lies in the famous Great Rift Valley of East Africa that runs through Ethiopia to the Mozambique.
The Sidama Zone has 19 distinct coffee producing districts with ideal soil and climatic conditions for the production of Arabica Coffee.
Sidamo producers are known for “garden coffee” which is grown in kebeles (small villages). The coffee is planted at low density, ranging from 1000 to 1800 trees per hectare. All of the coffee produced under this system is agronomically organic – but most is not certified as such.
Country • Ethiopia
Roast • Medium Light
Region • Sidamo
Farm • Horizon Farms - Addis Ababa
Altitude • 6,000 Feet+
Varietal • Heirloom Arabica
Process • Washed
FLAVOR NOTES: Dark fruit, green tea, with a floral aftertaste.
Our Ethiopia Sidamo is a fantastic bright espresso and a lively filter brew. As Espresso, we brew it at 19g in and 38g out in about 25 seconds. For pour-over we like the V60 at 20g coffee to 300g water at 205°F.