Ethiopian Sidamo 2
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2011|
Blind Assessment: Intense, complex aroma: flowers, ripe lemon, lemon zest, with a rounding hint of stone fruit, apricot perhaps. Delicate, balanced acidity; lean but silky mouthfeel. The floral notes recede in the cup and a crisp, lemony cocoa develops, carrying into a sweet-toned finish.
Notes: Ethiopian coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) express floral and citrus notes with particular intensity. The number 2 in the coffee name doubtless is a reference to Grade 2, the most widely available grade for fine wet-processed Ethiopia coffees. Established in 1900 in Portland, Oregon and continuously led since by the Boyd family, Boyds is the longest-operating coffee roaster in the Pacific Northwest. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Ethiopia flowers, lemon and cocoa nuance in a complex, bright but sweetly balanced cup.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2011 tasting report: Quest for an Everyday Coffee: Macro-Lots