ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Cultivated by 1,099 smallholder coffee farmers across a total area of 1,450 hectares in the Shefina Highlands, the coffee farms thrive at elevations ranging from 1,850 to 2,100 meters above sea level. These elevations classify the beans as Strictly High Grown (SHG) / Strictly Hard Bean (SHB). At such heights, Ethiopian coffees mature slowly, allowing them to absorb more nutrients and develop robust flavors influenced by the unique local climate and soil conditions.
The coffee is also grown using an agroforestry system that benefits from abundant shade provided by various forestry trees, which enhances soil fertility.
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
Sidamo, situated in Southern Ethiopia, holds a distinguished position as one of Ethiopia's three trademarked coffee regions, alongside Harrar and Yirgacheffe. It boasts a Designation of Origin for its coffee, thanks to its high altitudes, consistent rainfall, and fertile soil—factors that contribute to the remarkable quality of coffee grown in this region.
Sidamo's strength lies in the vast array of coffee varieties cultivated by local farmers on small plots of land. This unique mix of "mixed heirloom" varieties is what gives Sidamo coffee its distinctive and complex flavor profile. The coffee produced in this region is renowned for its profound complexity, a characteristic often attributed to the rich diversity of local landrace coffee varieties.
Altitude: 1,850 to 2,100 meters above sea level
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Certification(s): UTZ Certified, Rainforest Alliance, Organic