Ethiopian Sidama G2 coffee beans (FW)

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Also known as Sidamo washed. An citrus and earthy and medium to full-bodied coffee for all day drinking from the southern Ethiopian highlands. This is a co-operative coffee. This coffee has 3-star flavour complexity, with earthy and stone fruit characteristics.


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Sourced from a local bulk importer the Ethiopian Sidama G2 is an heirloom grade 2 sourced indirectly via ECX (Ethiopian Commodity Exchange).

Sidama or Sidamo, Ethiopia

Sidama is a southern region of Ethiopia, north-east of the Lake Abaya and south-east of Lake Awasa. The region is named after the Ethnic people that live in this area. A region that is one of the leading areas in coffee production and is considered an important part of the Ethiopian coffee production.

The coffee from this region has been called Sidama and Sidamo, and is relatively well known throughout the coffee world. The term Sidamo normally refers to the people of the region, while and the coffee and region is called Sidama. Coffee from this region is well known for its rich body and almost earthy after-taste.

Importance of Coffee

To be brief, the Sidama economy is based largely on legacy subsistence agriculture. However, a substantial area of the Sidama land produces coffee, the major cash crop in the region. Consequently, coffee has been the major source of income for the rural households in the coffee producing regions. It should be noted that Sidama supplies an estimated 40% of washed coffee to the central Ethiopian coffee exchange. In short, this represents a large piece of the washed coffee market in Ethiopia.

Manual Labour

The Sidama people have never faced major hunger and famine until very recently. Due to reliable rainfall and evergreen land area, they were always able to produce enough to ensure food security.  Due to the fact that this society has been characterised by what one may call a low level economic equilibrium. Even the 1984 great famine that hit all other parts of the country did not have a major impact on the Sidama land. However, a continued dependence on subsistence agriculture, which relies on archaic technology and vagaries of nature coupled with massive growth of rural population, and limited rural development, made the Sidama land prone to frequent hunger and famine recently. Thus, it is not surprising to see that, today, about one-fourth of the total population in Sidama is directly or indirectly dependent on food aid from the international community.

Details of Ethiopian Sidama G2:

Region:
Sidamo, Ethiopia.
Producers:
3,000-5,000 producers from the Sidamo region.
Cultivar:
100% Arabica “Heirloom”.
Altitude:
1,400 – 2,200 masl.
Other notes:
  • Climate: Light rain season: January to February – heavy rain season: June to September.
  • ECX Grade 2: Garden coffees, produced by smallholder farmers, sold through the EXC. Graded a 2, allows between four and 13 full defects per 300gr green.
Processing:
Fully washed process, solar dried on African beds.
Packaging:
Hessian.
Characteristics:
Sweet, pleasant citrus and earthy spice notes. Full-bodied mouth feel.
Roast used:
Turn with intense flame dropping off after 3 minute, then a gentle ramp to first crack, dropped as first crack calms.
Roast degree:
Medium – using my-tonino.com

Starting brews:

Brew Method Ratio Brew Method Ratio
Espresso 1:2.1 (28sec) AeroPress 17g:200g
Plunger 24g:400g Pour over/filter 20g:300g

Transparency Information

Sourced from Will vary deoending on the quality we can find typical Zuka Green
FOB price This is a good quality commodity-grade Ethiopian coffee, so price paid is linked to the coffee futures price plus a small premium.
Cupping score Typically, between 75-79
Other Information We offer this coffee as a good quality commodity coffee. Sidama is one of the big three areas on Ethiopian and the Grade-2 is a Q-1 graded commodity coffee. There is no traceability information on this coffee past the ECX.
Coffee category

3. Full bodied

Complexity

3 ★ Coop

Location

Buitenverwachting

Characteristics

fruit, nut, spice

Manufacturer

Ethiopia, Quaffee

Model

Sidama

Packaging

1kg Packet, 250g Box, 275g bag, 500g Packet, 750g Packet

Coffee region

Africa

1 review for Ethiopian Sidama G2 coffee beans (FW)

  1. wernich wilsenach (verified owner)

    i was unable to get a proper brew out of these beans for my aeropress and bialetti, however, it was by far the best out of all my beans in my cezve that i got with the same order, so i used only these beans in there.

    • Warren Machanik

      Hi, thanks for the review. I would play with the grind size with the AeroPress (finer for more mouth feel, and coarser for more fruit). The Bialetti you may need to go a little finer.

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