There is allot of buzz around our new arrival at Strictly Coffee. We recently received our first stock of Ethiopia Sidamo Organic Coffee. What makes this coffee so special you may ask. Well here is some inside information on how and where it’s grown plus a taste chart. We would love to know what you think of this truly organic coffee.
Where it’s grown: Situated between savannah and lake, the rich volcanic soil of the Sidamo region is ideal for growing garden coffee. Farmers plant small coffee plots in their family gardens, using traditional organic-certified farming methods. With its lemon aroma and very berry taste, the resulting coffee is complex and refreshing.
The cooperative farmers use organic fertilisers to supplement the natural fertility of the soil. Moreover, as close to 50% of the natural production is consumed locally, representing the highest national consumption in any coffee-producing country. Local consumers insist on top quality and would never accept the use of chemical inputs. Garden coffee production means that coffee is planted at low densities, ranging from 1,000 to 1,800 plants per hectare.
And the taste:
|wild at heart, all lemons and berries
|cedar vanilla and dried cranberries
|youthfully refreshing, Riesling-dry
|shaggy with lemon oil and fruit