Ethiopia Idido Valley Senga
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||July 2009|
Blind Assessment: Intensely pungent aroma: blueberry, cedar, hints of flowers and honey. In the cup, bright fruit-toned acidity, silky mouthfeel and a lemon-like citrus quality that sweetens to flowers and berries. Floral tones linger in the long richly sweet finish.
Notes: Most coffee from Ethiopia's Yirgacheffe region is prepared by removing the fruit from the beans or seeds before they are dried (wet-processing) producing a cleanly high-toned, often intensely floral- and citrus-toned cup. This Yirgacheffe appears to be a "natural" or dry-processed version, however, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, producing a flavor profile that is lower-toned with a deeper, wine-and berry-like fruit. Safari Cup is a vibrant cafe located in downtown Birmingham that specializes in coffees sourced exclusively from Africa. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Romantics who seek the unique.