Fresh fruit aromas
Ethiopia Sidamo coffee beans, our favorite specialty coffee.
Ethiopian cafes have always won our hearts. Perhaps this is due to the fact that this is the birthplace of coffee? It is in the country that the whole history of coffee began. In the heart of Sidamo grows a fruit tree in the highlands of Ethiopia. The coffee is so delicious that it offers exceptional fruit notes, varying with the beautiful aromas of tea and peach. Thanks to the washed treatment, the coffee is noted as very light with floral notes when tasted. The main aromas deciphered in this coffee are floral, bergamot and chocolate. The intense and complex acidity offers a soft and pleasant finish. It is in the south of the country that several small producers meet, in the heart of Sidamo, to bring their bags of green coffee. Producers are divided in the region between 1'750 and 2 ' 200 meters above sea level on flat land in the heart of the Ethiopian mountains. Soil is a "nitisol" type, which means that it is weakly active and highly structured. The temperature and climatic conditions vary between 10 and 32 ° C, which allows the coffee to develop in a complex way.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the peculiarities of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of smell, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
80+: very good coffees
85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare