Ethiopia Michicha Ardi by BeanFruit Coffee Review |
  • BeanFruit Coffee Company

    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Ethiopia Michicha Ardi Natural

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2013
Origin: Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Complex, pungent, savory-sweet. Sweetly tart, guava-like fruit, night-blooming flowers, buttery dark chocolate, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Round, soft acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The guava note in particular enlivens a deep, long finish.

Notes: Grown in the Guji area of the Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region on farms around Machicha village, 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. Bean Fruit is a quality-oriented small-batch roaster based in Jackson, Mississippi, whose motto is a Biblical quotation from Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Visit or call 601-624-2605 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Wide range of aromatic intrigue in this very complex variation on the Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit cup.


Coffee, more so than wine, is a continually changing product. Recent reviews, whether written by Coffee Review or readers, are most likely to reflect current versions of a given coffee.