Coffee: Ethiopia Sidamo Gr.2 Organic Washed Arabica
Roast Recommendation: Medium to Medium Dark Roast
Cupping Profile: medium to lively acidity, medium to full body, floral, fruit, spice
Main Producing Region: Sidama, Southern Ethiopia
Drying Method: Sun dried on raised beds
Processing Methods: Washed
The Sidamo region of Southern Ethiopia holds the distinction as one of the three trademarked coffee regions of Ethiopia. That's unsurprising when you consider the high altitudes of 1,550 to 2,200 meters above sea level, plentiful rainfall and fertile soil that makes the coffee grown in this region so remarkable.
Farming methods in Sidamo remain largely traditional. Sidamo farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.
In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also traditional and organic-by-default. Farmers in Sidamo typically use very few — if any — fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually and very few tasks are mechanized, even during processing.