Temple Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Sidamo Gora Kone

Location: Sacramento, California

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

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2019

Agtron: 59/72

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Subtly and sweetly rich, deeply savory. Goji berry, cocoa nib, myrrh, fine musk, gardenia in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The finish resonates with perfume and cocoa notes, with deep richness into 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 is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying).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 delicately complex and nuanced coffee, subtly composed around fruit and musky floral tones.

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