Temple Coffee and Tea

Ethiopia Sidamo Mulish

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.49/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 56/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly spicy. Baker’s chocolate, pink peppercorn, rose hip, ripe peach, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Crisply bittersweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of stonefruit in the short; baker’s chocolate and cedar round out the long.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. 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. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An essentially sweet natural Sidamo cup with savory depth and a crisp, spice-toned throughline.

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