Ethiopia ARDI Natural Sidama
This uniquely sweet, heirloom variety coffee is named for Ardipithecus ramidus, an important early human fossil discovered in Ethiopia.
The coffee is of heirloom Ethiopian varietals and is grown 1750-1950masl. After small farmers harvest their coffee and bring it to their local mill, hundreds of skillful workers continue to sort out overripe and underripe cherries. The coffee dries on raised beds for 8-10 days, and is rotated every 30 minutes to promote even drying. The time spent on the raised beds is complemented by 2-3 days of final drying on a concrete patio.
Look for a clean cup with lots of fruit, delicate flowers and a juicy body.