Sidamo Dara Grade 1 (Washed)
Sidamo Dara Grade 1 (Washed) Peru Cecanor Femenino
£6.95

About the Coffee: 

Sidamo was a province that ended up being split between three Regions, SNNPR, which took the capital, Oromia, which took the majority of what was left, with Somali Region taking the rest. Coffee growing areas here are sited along a broad rift, north to south, from Hawassa to Gedeb. Along with Yirgacheffe, which is a smaller area within the Sidamo zone, the reputation for high grown and high quality washed coffees is well deserved, with the fragrant jasmine notes sitting over lemon, bergamot and tea like flavours seen as typical, though in truth the area can encompass a huge range of profiles.

Grades in Ethiopia are grouped in to four main categories, G1 and G2 being the top two washed grades, and G3 and G4 being the top two natural processed grades. This coffee is washed, with beans removed from the cherry through a de-pulper, before passing through a fermentation phase for 12-36 hours. Once this is finished the cherries are washed in clean water and then dried on traditional raised beds or occasionally patios.

Local smallholders grow heirloom varietals known locally by names such as Kumie, Diga, and Wilsho. The genetic diversity in Ethiopia is loosely grouped into regional denominations for buying – Limu, Djimma, Lekempti, Sidamo, Yirgacheffe, Harrar – with coffees recognized as having their own characteristics specific to each area. Amongst these areas though there can be a number of localized varietals, collectively called heirloom for ease, though not necessarily sharing the same characteristics as an heirloom plant from another region. This is why there is so much interest in the diversity of genetic material in Ethiopian coffees, but can be confusing in trying to figure out fine details.

Coffee Name/Type

Sidamo Washed Grade 1

Country of Origin

Ethiopia

Region/ Area

Zone : Sidama;   Kebele (Village): Mecheso

District : Dilla

Minimum Altitude

(meters above sea-level)

1550

Maximum Altitude

(meters above sea-level)

2110

Harvest period

Oct-Dec

Process

Washed

Miller Name

Dara Washing Station

Exporter Name

EDN Ethiopian Coffee Export PLC

Farmer

Worku Buche Geta

Varietal

Local Selected Variety

Cup Profile

Bright acidity, clean taste and Jasmin, stone fruit and a complexity of floral notes, light to medium body

Cupping Score

83.8