Social Coffee & Tea Company
Ethiopia Sidamo Natural Single Origin Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||CAD $16 / 12 oz.|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Big floral aroma with notes of minty dark chocolate and orange peel. In the small cup, silky and smooth with continued floral character and layers of brandyish concentrated fruit - citrus, cranberry, blueberry modulating to chocolate. The fruit reverts to orange peel in the finish. In two parts milk the fruit turns to chocolate but sustains a complicating brandy and orange-peel edge.
Notes: Unlike the majority of Ethiopia coffees imported to North America, which are processed by the more orthodox wet or washed method, this is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed coffees. When all goes well and the fruit dries cleanly, without developing fermented or musty notes, this ancient procedure can contribute lush, berry-toned sweetness to the beans, as it does here. Based in the greater Toronto area, Social Coffee & Tea Company is dedicated to providing high quality, fresh-roasted, "Glorious Coffees for the People." Visit
Who Should Drink It: The brandy fruit and floral character of this dried-in-the-fruit Sidamo makes an outstanding single-origin espresso, distinctive yet complete.