Review of Coava Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Sidama ARDI
  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Ethiopia Sidama ARDI

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $10.00 / 250 g. (8.8 oz.)

Blind Assessment: Sweet and richly high-toned aroma: lemon, flowers, fresh-cut cedar, honey. Lushly bright acidity, medium body, silky mouthfeel. In the cup the lavish acidity registers first, followed by a softer impression of night flowers, lemon, and a cedar note that rounds toward cocoa. Extraordinarily long, resonant finish, deeply saturated with flavor.

Notes: Grown in the Guji area of the Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, this Ethiopian coffee is a dry- or "natural-" processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit was removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. This coffee won first place at this year's Ethiopia Taste of Harvest Competition. Coava is a Portland based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An extravagantly aromatic coffee, almost startling in its intensity.


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