Sidamo Suke Quto
|Roaster Location:||Pleasanton, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$11.29/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2020|
Blind Assessment: Cocoa- and citrus-toned. Orange zest, cocoa powder, magnolia, almond, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. Wood-framed finish with supporting notes of orange zest and cocoa powder.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of single-origin coffees available in U.S. supermarkets for Coffee Review’s February 2020 report. Purchased at a Safeway supermarket in Alameda, California. Processed by the washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Roasted and packaged by Better Living Brands for Safeway, a subsidiary of Albertsons (based in Boise, Idaho). Visit www.safeway.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A medium-roasted Ethiopia cup with pleasing cocoa and citrus notes throughout; wood-centered in the finish.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2020 tasting report: Single-Origin Coffees in Supermarkets