Break even deal! Ee - Ethiopia Arsi Riripa G1 Washed
Ethiopia Sidamo Riripa, West Arsi
JARC 74110, JARC varieties , Local Landraces
Lemon / Jasmine / Honey / Lime / Lemon Candy
This Ethiopian coffee is one of the best we have cupped in 2022. It is super clean and elegant which packs with intensity. We discovered our childhood memories of those lemon candies that we all love. Do try it and brew with higher brewing temperatures and higher brew ratio to achieve the best result.
Many would say that the strength of Sidamo coffees lie in the regions’ diversity of profiles. The many microclimates and varying soil types lead to striking differences from town to town. But across all Sidamo coffees is a profound complexity that many attribute to the diversity of local landrace varieties. Varieties can differ from town to town and even farm to farm where each farmer may have more than one unique varieties seldom or never found outside their plot.
When all these different varieties are blended at the local cooperative, the resulting blend expresses the complexity of the plant genetics in the area.
Farming methods in Sidamo remain largely traditional. Sidamo farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.
In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also traditional and organic by default. Farmers in Sidamo typically use very few—if any—fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually and very few tasks are mechanized, even during processing.