Temple Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Gora Kone Sidamo

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, south-central Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2019

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Fruit-forward, richly chocolaty. Raspberry coulis, chocolate fudge, brandy, cedar, mace in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. Fruit-toned finish: think berries enveloped in chocolate, with a hint of mace in the long.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like most southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee was produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, 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: A playful, unrestrained fruit bomb of a coffee, rich with berry and fudgy chocolate notes throughout.

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