Coffee Review - Ethiopia Sidamo Ardi by BeanFruit Coffee
  • BeanFruit Coffee Company

    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Ethiopia Sidamo Ardi

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Sidama Province, Ethiopia. Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Deep, sweet-toned aroma: dark chocolate, rich cedar, apricot-like fruit, lily-like flowers. Rich though slightly rough acidity; impressively full, syrupy mouthfeel. The complex aromatics simplify a bit in the cup, but retain depth and resonance. Long though rather dry and piney finish.

Notes: Grown in the Guji Zone of Sidama Province, 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 the Ethiopia Taste of Harvest Competition in 2010.BeanFruit Coffee Company is a Flowood, Mississippi based roaster whose motto is: coffee.character.cause. It lives up to this motto by donating 30 cents for every pound of green coffee purchased to charities that help the local community as well as those that support coffee farmers. Visit or call 601-624-2605 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A dried-in-the-fruit coffee with rugged presence and big body that should please those who enjoy slightly edgy spirits: peaty single malts, the more rustic tequilas.


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