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Ethiopia Sidamo, Ethiopia

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This coffee has won every trophy award possible in Ethiopia along with the top Origin Coffee award at 2013 SCAA.

This is an amazing coffee. Everyone can celebrate with it, in any brew style in any cup.

This Oromia Fairtrade Co-Op coffee is shade-grown, organic and bird-friendly. The coffee bushes are interspersed with plants such as cardamom, ginger, fruits such as mangoes, avocados and root crops such as sweet potatoes, whilst acacias and oak trees provide shade. This along with the fallen leaves, decaying plant matter and animal manure, enriches the soil, producing a higher quality coffee crop. Essentially it means a diverse and sustainable multicrop environment is supported.

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Ethiopia Sidamo
Ethiopia Sidamo
Ethiopia Sidamo

Ethiopia Sidamo

Apricot | Jammy | Shortbread

All hail for the mighty Ethiopian Sidamo! Showcasing one of Africa's best exports, Sidamo is an all time favourite all rounder in the Jasper Coffee Family

  • Region: Sidamo

    Harvest: September – December

    Varietal: Typica and Heirloom Guji

    Process: Fully Washed

  • This Oromia Fairtrade Coop coffee is shade-grown, organic and bird-friendly. The coffee bushes are interspersed with plants such as cardamom, ginger, along with fruits such as mangoes and avocados and root crops such as sweet potatoes, whilst acacias and oaks provide shade. The fallen leaves, decaying plant matter and animal manure, enriches the soil, producing a higher quality coffee crop. Essentially it means a diverse and sustainable environment is supported.

    This coffee has won every trophy award possible in Ethiopia along with top origin award at 2013 SCAA.

    This is truly an amazing coffee that anyone can celebrate in any cup across teh world

    • Espresso dose: 21 grams
    • Extraction: 42 grams
    • Time: 30 Seconds
    • Temp: 90 degrees
    • Filter Coffee-to-water ratio: 1:16 or 1:17
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About the origin

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Ethiopia

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Sidamo

Location

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Typica and Heirloom Guji

Varietal

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Coffee export in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, is the birthplace of all coffee and coffee alone accounts for half of Ethiopia's export earnings. The Oromia Co-op exports directly to speciality markets bypassing the middlemen and the Ethiopian coffee auctions, therefore achieving a higher price for its coffee. Our Sidamo coffee is grown in mountainous, rainforest areas where electricity and running water are rare. Less than 25% of Ethiopian children complete primary education because farmers cannot afford to pay school fees and buy school uniforms.

Whilst visiting the Cooperatives on many occasions, we have seen first hand how the growers have used the extra social premium they earn from Fairtrade to:

  • Build four primary schools to help farmers keep children in school.
  • Build two health clinics and two clean water pumps.
  • Build and repair residential houses.
  • Purchase livestock for milk and eggs, as a source of on-going income.
  • Install a soap manufacturing plant to complete a hygiene program.
  • Recover seeds from heirloom coffee varietals and return them as seedlings to the forest.

Loading the trucks

Working together to load the coffee onto the trucks, the men can move up to 100kg of coffee on their shoulders.