Matt's Wood-Roasted Organic Coffee

Ethiopia Washed Sidamo

Location: Pownal, Maine

Origin: Sidama growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $10.95/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2011

Agtron: 45/70

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Floral notes dominate in the aroma, nut in the cup, with orange and dark chocolate complications in both. Balanced, rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Long, sweet-toned finish with considerable flavor persistence.


Certified organically grown by the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. Southern Ethiopia produces often distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) these coffee typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. As its name indicates, Matt’s Wood-Roasted Organic Coffee focuses on sourcing fine organic coffees and roasting in small batches on a vintage Italian wood-fired roaster. Visit www.mattscoffee.com or call 207-660-3333 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A slow roast stretches and complicates the aromatic range of this classic wet-processed Ethiopia.

This review originally appeared in the January, 2011 tasting report: African Intensity: Yirgacheffe, Sidama and Environs

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