Tasting Profile: Molasses, citrus and cedar
Sidamo grows some of the highest elevation coffees in Ethiopia, reaching up to 2,200 meters. The region cultivates a wide range of tastes, but is most famously recognized for its fruit-forward and intensely aromatic qualities, closely tied to the elevation of its growth. Sidamo was established as a coffee-growing region in the mid 1900’s following the country’s liberation from Italy; today it is one of the three most marketed Ethiopian regions alongside Yirgacheffe and Harrar.
An interesting fact about Ethiopia is that it exports close to seven million 60kg bags a year, and comes close to matching that amount in annual coffee consumption. It is the only coffee growing country that consumes close to as much coffee as it exports, which is a reflection of the deep cultural and social significance of the product among their people.