Ardi Natural, Ethiopia
Notes from Slightly Coffee Roasters:
Flavor notes: Tropical Fruits, Raisin, Strawberry, Vanilla, Creamy body
This is a coffee you have to try to believe! It is incredibly complex with layers of tropical fruits, including mango, pineapple, jackfruit and so much more.
Notes from our sourcing partner:
Varietal: Indigenous Heriloom Varieties
Location: Guji, Sidama, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1750-1950 meters
Ardi honors origins. 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.
After small farmers harvest their coffee and bring it to their local mill, hundreds of skillful workers continue to sort out overripe and under ripe 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.