Aromas of Earl Gray
Sidamo Grade 2, washed - Exceptional coffee
The cafes in the Sidamo region are said to be very complex. They are mainly produced by small producing families with very few hectares available. The cafes are then taken to washing stations in cooperatives near the region. The producers are families located between 1,500 and 2,200 meters above sea level in the heart of the Sidamo region. The Sidamo region takes its name from the “Sidama” ethnic group, who say “Sidamo is their home. ". The region is so green that it is fully suitable for coffee production. The coffees produced by the families are washed and come from the Landraces variety, a 100% local and Ethiopian variety. Families own farms of an average of less than 5 hectares.
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