87pts: Clean and vibrant, expect a whole range of citrus and stonefruit flavours. We found nectarine, apricot, orange blossom and lime, with a caramel aftertaste, leaving a long, sweet finish.
Region: Sidamo Zone, West Asri Zone
Altitude: 1,950 - 2,300 m
Sidamo A is a “Coffee Growing Area” based on the Commercial Coffee Contracts from the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX). Sidamo A is located in the south of Ethiopia, near the Yirgacheffe region. The area is made up of twenty different administrative areas or woredas, with varying microclimates and different altitudes. A lot of great coffee comes from this area as it contains the popular coffee zone of Guji and the renowned town of Shakisso.
ZB Washing Station Project
With the recent changes made into ECX we are now able to trace some lots back to the town or even specific washing station they were produced at.
In order to help roasters distinguish and identify these coffees we are continuing with the colour names that represent their cup profile.
Working with our exporter, Primrose, has been helpful in gathering more information about the origins of each. Visits to these areas and meeting the producers has greatly helped to understand what makes these coffees so special.