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Ethiopia Sidamo Sibu Natural Grade 3

Origin Ethiopia /

Altitude 1600-2200 masl /

Crop Year 2018 /

Varietal Mixed Heirloom Varieties /

Product Code 5811

About Ethiopia Sidamo Sibu Natural Grade 3

Sidamo is a province in the southern part of Ethiopia, with its capital city at Irgalem, and after 1978 at Awasa. We source our Sidamo coffees from a number of direct relationship cooperatives and farmer groups, and occasionally through the ECX if they’re tasty and we have to have them! Almost all of these coffees are grown at between 1600-2200 meters above sea level and most of the producers produce both washed and unwashed coffees. All coffees in Sidamo are harvested between November and January with the main shipping period commencing in March through to about September each year.

This lot is a natural (unwashed) processed Sidamo. In well prepared natural processing, ripe cherries are handpicked and then sent for sun-drying on African drying beds without any pulping or washing. It is important to turn the coffee regularly, as natural processed coffee is prone to mold. Once the coffee has reached the optimum moisture level, the coffee is rested. The coffee is then hulled, graded, picked by hand and bagged up, ready for export.

About Ethiopia

Known as the birthplace of coffee, many are familiar with the legend of Kaldi, the goat herder, who ate a coffee cherry after noticing that his goats became remarkably more excited after eating them. Today, Ethiopia produces some of the finest coffees in the world, adored for their diverse and floral flavours.

MTC Sucafina’s history in Ethiopia began over 20 years ago through an international brokering house. Much more recently, in January 2016, we fully opened our Representative Office in Addis Ababa. Since then, in a short period of time, the operation has become an integral part of our East African coffee offerings, allowing us to export these special qualities to clients all over the world.

Having a local presence allows us to select the best lots from the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), exporters, cooperatives, and producers. We take a collaborative approach with shippers who are thoroughly vetted by the office, led by Adane Gudina.

84/100

March 1, 2019

General Comments: Medium acidity & body, clean, sweet, long finish. Tropical fruits, lemon, orange, strawberry.