Ethiopia Sidamo Decaffeinated by Capricorn Coffees Review |
  • Capricorn Coffees

    San Francisco, California
  • Ethiopia Sidamo Decaffeinated

Roast: NA Review Date: July 2002
Origin: Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $11.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: Sweet floral and lemon tones shimmer above rather bitterly pungent bottom notes. The combination of juicy sweetness and pungent bitterness nets a sensation almost pineapple-like in its bracing contradiction. The pungent bottom notes, always present in Sidamos, are heavier than usual here, perhaps owing to the vicissitudes of decaffeination, though they settle and soften as the cup cools.

Notes: Its explosive floral and citrus tones arguably make Ethiopia Sidamo (as well as its more geographically limited cousin, Yirgacheffe) the world's most distinctive coffee. This Sidamo was decaffeinated by the conventional or direct solvent method. Capricorn Coffees, founded in 1963, is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest specialty roasting companies. Visit or call 800-541-0758 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Excellent drip coffee for caffeine-avoiding coffee romantics, and a fragrant, lemony candidate for brewing as iced coffee.


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