Named after the oldest hominid skeleton ever found and sourced from the same area, Sidama Ardi is like a juicy fruit punch with a hard candy chaser. Grown in Ethiopia’s acclaimed Guji Zone and naturally processed, it’s one of Equator Coffee’s most cherished annual offerings: their 2021 roast scored 95 points on Coffee Review. We tasted sweet berries, punch, jasmine, sweet citrus, and watermelon hard candy, with a juicy body and a stone fruit acidity.
Bag Size: 12 oz (340 g)
Origin: Guji, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1800 MASL
Varietal: Sidama Heirloom
Roaster Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Lavender, Sweet Lemon
We Tasted: Sweet Berries, Punch, Jasmine, Sweet Citrus, Watermelon Hard Candy
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Water: 320g at 205°F
Bloom: 70g for 30 seconds
Pulse Pours: After the bloom, add 50g of water every 30 seconds for a total of 5 post-bloom pours
Total Brew Time: 3:15 minutes