PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
Ethiopia Sidama ARDI
|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$17.99 / 16 oz.|
|Review Date:||March 2010|
Blind Assessment: Intense floral aroma with suggestions of blueberry, grapefruit, orange, honey and sweet pipe tobacco. Bright-toned acidity, medium body, silky mouthfeel and big flowery and fruit flavors carrying from aroma into cup: lemon fading to dried apricot, tangerine, dried plum, milky chocolate. Flavors soften in the finish but linger deeply and sweetly.
Notes: Grown in the Guji region of Sidamo (also Sidama) Province, this Ethiopian coffee is a dry- or "natural-" processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with the wet-processed or "washed" coffees. The name Ardi refers to the oldest human skeleton found in, of course, Ethiopia. This coffee won first place at this year's Ethiopia Taste of Harvest Competition. Roasted at PT's Coffee, where the motto is "without the love, it's just coffee."
Who Should Drink It: Lovely floral, fruit and chocolate complications combine seamlessly in the cup.