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Smooth, Rich, Floral, and Fruity - the Fabulous Flavours of Sidamo Coffee

Coffee cherries being harvestedSidamo Coffee is a wonderful example of the diverse and characterful coffees that are produced in Ethiopia. This medium-bodied cup is mild in strength, but delivers a fabulous selection of delicious flavours and delightful aromas, with a bright, crisp acidity and soft finish. It is particularly suited for use in cafetière and filter machines.

Sidamo is produced from the finest Arabica coffee beans that are grown exclusively in the Sidama Zone, a region of South Ethiopia that was established after the country became liberated from Italy during World War II. Being one of the main areas used for coffee production, Sidama is a lush and fertile place that is believed to have the perfect climate for coffee cultivation. Heirloom variety trees grow at high altitudes, allowing them to slowly mature and benefit from the rich nutrients in the soil, to develop complex flavours and characteristics. Harvesting takes place between October and January, and coffee cherries are either washed or naturally processed. Sidamo coffee beans are greyish-green in colour, and are smaller and thinner than most other coffee beans. They may be small in size, but these beans are bursting with intense fruity and spicy flavours, hints of chocolate, and distinctive floral notes.

Ethiopia is regarded as being the birthplace of coffee and the place it was first consumed as a beverage. Growing regions include Harar, Limu, and Yirgacheffe, where some of the most notable coffee beans are produced, all revealing a variety of unusual, yet uniformly excellent flavours and aromas typically found in Ethiopian coffees. If you enjoy Sidamo Coffee, you may also like the distinctive flavours of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or Harrar Longberry coffees too. They are just a selection of the coffees from Africa that Coffee-Direct can deliver directly to your door. We roast to order, so your coffee will always arrive in the freshest condition possible, and offer a range of grind options as well as whole beans.