Coffee Review - Organic Ethiopia Sidamo
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $7.50/8 oz.

Blind Assessment: Bright with bergamot and bittersweet lemon, crisp baker’s chocolate and fresh-cut fir, this dried-in-the-fruit coffee cupped more like a fine Ethiopia washed coffee than a natural, though a rounding hint of cherry-blueberry sweetness complicated the profile and appeared to confirm its processing method. Delicate acidity; light, silky mouthfeel; long, lemon-and-cocoa-saturated finish.

Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. It is also certified organically grown. Based in the heart of San Diego, The West Bean is a micro-roaster founded by three friends who are passionate about coffee. Visit or call 619-709-3232 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who favor a crisp, complexly high-toned Ethiopian style breakfast coffee.


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