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Ethiopia Ardi 
$ 17.95

Ethiopia Ardi 
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Ripe Berry, Sweet, and Full-Bodied 

Medium-High acidity and a juicy body allow this coffee to really shine. A great introduction to the complexity of Ethiopian coffee.

Roast Level: Medium-Light
Varietal: 
Heirloom
Process: 
Natural  
Origin:
Sidama Region, Ethiopia  
Altitude: 
6,400 FT

Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of the coffee tree, and the place where human evolution began. This uniquely sweet, heirloom variety coffee is named for Ardipithecus ramidus, an important early human fossil discovered in Ethiopia. Since first tasting these striking beans, Keffa has worked closely with partners in Sidama to ensure care and quality in the processing, sorting, storing, and shipping of this special coffee.

The Sidama region’s rich soil lends rich nutrients and deep color to its coffee. 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. Good weather means good coffee, and this year’s harvest of Ardi is bountiful and flavorful thanks to healthy rainfall during the growing season.

After small farmers harvest their coffee and bring it to their local mill, hundreds of skillful workers continue to sort out overripe and underripe 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 final drying on a concrete patio. This careful attention during natural processing ensures each bean carries the full, distinctive Ardi flavors and aromatics. 

Sold in 12oz bags of whole bean or your choice of grind level. 

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