Producer: Shantawene Washing Station
Origin: Sidama Ardi, Ethiopia
Tasting Notes: Grape, Chocolate, Red Apple
Coffee Distributor: Keffa Coffee
The Story Behind the Coffee:
Ethiopia Ardi is a truly exceptional coffee that delivers a unique flavor experience unlike any other. Grown at high altitudes in the birthplace of coffee, this premium Arabica coffee is hand-picked and carefully processed to produce a rich, smooth, and flavorful cup that will awaken your senses. This coffee boasts a distinctive floral aroma with notes of berries, dark chocolate, and a hint of citrus. The taste is well balanced with a light acidity, a silky body, and a sweet finish that lingers on your palate.
Ethiopia Ardi is perfect for those who appreciate a high-quality coffee with a complex flavor profile.
There are few views as striking as a hillside washing station with more than 300 raised beds full of crimson cherries drying in the sun. After small farmers harvest their coffee and bring it to their local mill, hundreds of skillful workers continue to sort out overripe and under ripe cherries. The coffee dries on raised beds for 8-10 days and is rotated every 30 minutes to promote even drying. The time spent on the raised beds is complemented by 2-3 days of drying on a concrete patio.