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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 26, 2012 by smilinggoat

Drop by quickly to sample this lovely micro-lot Ethiopian Ardi Natural before it’s gone!

A rich velvety body carries tremendous berry notes. Look for blackberry, blueberry, a hint of sweet lemon and dried fruits. A sweet chocolate note rounds out the long finish. Yum!

Ardi is named after the oldest human skeleton ever found (4.4 million years old). This natural processed Heirloom Varietal coffee is grown in the Guji region of Sidama by a group of about 90 farmers at an altitude of 1800 meters. Drying coffee cherries in the fruit on raised drying beds, brings a wonderful fruitiness to the coffee. This differs from other dry-process Ethiopia coffees, which are often picked at the end of the crop and bagged prematurely before being properly and fully dried.

Medium Roast



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Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by smilinggoat

Ethiopia Misty Valley Idido – Organic

This exceptional natural dry-processed coffee is from the famed Yirgacheffe district in Sidamo. It is produced by smallholder farmers in a micro-region near the town of Idido called the Gedio Zone. The supplier owns a small mill in the region located at approximately 1900 m above sea level. It is a natural sundried coffee. The ripe cherries are spread in a thin layer on elevated beds to dry. After drying, the coffee is hulled, screened, hand-sorted and polished.
In the cup; big sweet fruit. A hint of vanilla brown sugar is nicely balanced against a huge juicy strawberry / blueberry sweetness. The taste finishes with a light lemon zest acidity. An especially full and syrupy body provides a great playground for all of the flavors.

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