ETHIOPIA | Ardi - Israel Degfa (Washed Process)
Altitude: 1750 – 1950 MASL
Varietal: Sidamo Heirlooms
Sidamo heirlooms boast weight and sweet fruits throughout the cup, with a floral quality that permeates throughout the cup.
This is the first year that the Ardi Washing Station is offering its signature line as a washed offering. 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
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