The region of Sidama is named for the Sidama people. The region lies in the famous Great Rift Valley of East Africa that runs through Ethiopia to the Mozambique.
The Sidama Zone has 19 distinct coffee producing districts with ideal soil and climatic conditions for the production of Arabica Coffee.
Sidamo producers are known for “garden coffee” which is grown in kebeles (small villages). The coffee is planted at low density, ranging from 1000 to 1800 trees per hectare. All of the coffee produced under this system is agronomically organic – but most is not certified as such.
About 95 % of the Sidamo coffee is fully washed. Fresh and clean cherries arrive at washing stations where they are pulped, and allowed to ferment naturally. The fermented coffee is washed with clean running water, soaked in clean water, and then dried till it retains about 11.5 percent moisture.
Altitude: 1,400-2,200 MASL
Horizon Farms – Addis Ababa
Arabica – Various Heirlooms
October 2017 – January 2018
FLAVOR Raspberry, Tea Rose, Orange Blossom, Green Tea
Light – City