Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Sidama, Ethiopia
Producers: Sidama Small-holders
We're always fans of an Ethiopian Natural - and Ardi is a great example of why. This coffee's unique combination of sweet, fruity flavors is a result of Ethiopian heirloom beans processed to the highest standards. Over 300 drying tables are erected high on the hillsides of Sidama, where deep burgundy coffee cherries are spread out to dry in the sun. The coffee is turned by every thirty minutes over the entire drying time to make sure that a constant moisture level is achieved, and skilled workers continually pick out any defects to yield a coffee that's unparalled in flavor and quality. Ethiopia has been producing coffee longer than anywhere in the world, and it shows time and again that when it comes to flavor - there's no substitute for history.
This natural-processed coffee should hit you with fruity notes well before it lands in your mug. Upon opening the bag, you'll be met with an aromatic mix of strawberry and cherry notes that only get more intense when brewed. Natural processed coffees always have more dynamic flavors - and this reliable favorite from Sidama delivers on that reputation in a big way. Some people refer to coffees like these as "berry bombs" - and with how strong the fruit notes are we can certainly see how it might blow your mind. Give it a brew, and if you enjoy, be sure to rate the beans and leave a comment to let us know!