Ethiopia, Swiss Water Decaf, Sidamo Sisay Tetemke
Brown sugar, blueberry like, candyfloss, milk chocolate texture, perfumy aromatics.
Coffee Grade: Sidamo Gr.2 Fully Washed
Origin: Sidamo, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1500 - 2200 meters above sea level
Process: Fully washed
Varietal: Local Landraces
Brewing Method: Espresso, Moka Pot
Sidamo coffees have a profound complexity that many attribute to the diversity of local landrace varieties. This coffee, produced by smallholders and processed at washing stations, preserves the depth and breadth of flavor. The Sidamo region is named after the indigenous ethnic group, the Sidama, who call the region their home. On Sidamo’s Eastern border lies the large regions of Arsi and Bale while to the West, Sidamo is bordered by Gamogofa.
Sidamo lies in the path of the Great Rift Valley and thanks to this, the countryside of Sidamo is lush and green. There are several freshwater lakes that provide drinking and agricultural water and account for the densely populated nature of this region.
Swiss Water Decaf Process
The company behind Swiss Water Process is Canadian – not Swiss, surprisingly. The technology itself pioneered in Switzerland though. Coffees decaffeinated through the Swiss Water Process are different in that the technology does not use any kind of chemical agent to extract caffeine from the beans. The decaffeination process relies on osmosis and solubility characteristics of coffee beans.