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250g Espresso Roast
Candy, Licorice, Black Tea
Ethiopia — Sidamo
Heirloom Variety, Washed
Colombia — Jose Ordonez
Castillo Variety, Washed
Sidamo (or Sidama - the latter refers to the Sidama people, the former is what used to be known as Sidamo province) covers a large area in Southern Ethiopia spreading through the fertile highlands south from Lake Awasa in the Rift Valley. It is made up of over 20 different administrative areas, or ‘woredas’, with varying microclimates and altitudes; accordingly, there is a big variety of both grades and cup profiles that end up labelled as Sidamo. In fact, the famous Yirgacheffe region geographically lies within Sidamo, though it is ultimately classified as its own coffee region.
Much of the administrative confusion is due to various historical administrative designations and confusion between these and (often conflicting) modern ones. It is important to keep in mind that while all coffees bearing the name ‘Sidamo/Sidama’ DO hail from the larger Sidamo territory, they may not hail directly from the Sidamo state (which is a smaller region). Most central-southern coffees from Ethiopia are considered ‘Sidamo’ and are then classified further using specific town names or micro-regions.
Jose Ordonez is the only son of 7 Children, Jose is the product of a coffee farmer and grew up in the fields. He was the Colombian National Cupping Champion in 2013 and The World finalist in 2014. He is now in charge of quality control in the lab when he is not tending to this own family's 3000 coffee trees.
Huila is a region particularly associated with quality. Coffees are known for
their higher acidity and distinctive cup profiles; fruit and caramel notes, sweet acidity, and intense aromas.