Ethiopia Watadara Sidamo
|Roaster Location:||Newport Beach, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$14.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2012|
Blind Assessment: Intense and dramatic. Lushly sweet, honeysuckle-like flowers are balanced by tart, bitterish bergamot and lavender. Richly bright acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Flowers carry into a resonant but quite dry finish.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral 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. With two locations in Southern California's Orange County, Kéan Coffee is an in-house coffee roaster and retailer established by Martin Diedrich of the distinguished Diedrich coffee family. The Kéan slogan, "Martin knows his beans" should be true, considering Martin grew up in Guatemala where his family owned a coffee farm.Visit www.keancoffee.com or call 949-933-9164 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the extravagant and uncompromising.