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Bold Bean Coffee Roasters: Ethiopia Sidamo

There are nine distinct coffee growing regions in Ethiopia:  Illubabor, Djimma, Harrar, Teppi/Bebeka, Yirgacheffe, Lekempti, Limu, and Sidamo. Today we’re going to traverse Sidamo’s Ethiopian highlands with the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU). The Sidama region is well known for producing coffee under the ‘garden coffee system’ – grown near farmers’ homesteads, harvested primarily by family labor, and generally fertilized with organic nutrients.  Nearly all the coffee produced by the cooperatives is shade grown under canopies of indigenous trees.

Obtaining Fair Trade pricing is crucial for coffee growing communities and has enabled SCFCU to give scholarships to hundreds of children and fund new elementary school buildings.  Professional training is offered to all managers and machine operators to improve quality control with inspectors supervising all stages of the production process resulting in award winning coffee.

Props to Bold Bean for executing this roast with perfection. Their passion and love for coffee shines through with every sip.

Coffee Basics

Location: Dara District, Sidamo, Ethiopia
Producer: SCFCU Cooperatives
Preparation: Washed, Sun-Dried
Varietals: Heirloom Ethiopian
Altitude: 1800 meters
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic

Coffee Tasting

The aroma of the Ethiopia Sidamo Nura Korate is very sweet and very delicate. Typical of an Ethiopian, you are greeted by berry notes on your first sip. As it cools, you’ll notice the coffee displays delicate peach and floral notes. The cup is backed up by a creamy body and a sweet milk chocolate roundness, making it a uniquely complex yet well-balanced coffee.

Coffee Pairing

We love to channel our inner Ethiopian with a bowl of fresh berries that play along side the berry flavor of the coffee.

Coffee Talk 

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