Ethiopia Sidama Ardi
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Sidama Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2014|
Blind Assessment: Immense and lavish. Blueberry, guava, dark chocolate, a hint of cognac, musky, carnal flowers in aroma and cup. Richly pungent acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Guava and chocolate in particular carry into a mildly drying but deeply flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: A spectacularly fruit-toned but unusually refined example of 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. Caffe Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Straightforward structure is lifted by extraordinary aromatic depth and complexity from nose to finish.