Ethiopia is universally referred to as the birthplace of coffee. It is likely Coffea arabica first appeared in southern Sudan, but it only flourished once it spread into Ethiopia. Sidamo was trademarked in 2004 by the Ethiopian government to bring wider recognition to their distinctive coffees. Sidamo produces a mixture of washed and naturally processed coffees that are incredibly popular among those who enjoy a fruity and intensely aromatic cup.

Altitude: 1,400 – 2,200 m.
Harvest: October – January
Varieties: Heirloom varieties
Taste profile: The flavours of Ethiopian coffees are notably diverse – from citrus and florals through to sugared fruit or even tropical fruit flavours.