Ethiopia Sidamo Oromia FTO
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$14.90/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2011|
Blind Assessment: Dark chocolate dominates aroma and cup, with complications of flowers, apricot-like fruit, walnut, fresh-cut cedar. Gentle, roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, walnutty, rather dry finish.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. This coffee is processed "naturally" which means the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after removal of the fruit. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse and roasting company based in Portland, Maine particularly focused on distinctive single-origin coffees. Bard Coffee is co-owned by Bob Garver, founder of Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting and a frequent judge at barista competitions in the United States and internationally. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those coffee drinkers who avoid aggressive acidity and enjoy dark chocolate and nut nuance.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2011 tasting report: The Aeropress Coffee Maker