Ethiopia Sidamo is grown in the Sidamo region, which is the most productive region in the country due to ideal climate conditions, high altitudes, abundant rainfall and fertile soil.
Due to the climate and acidic soil in the region the coffee trees produce remarkable fruity flavors such as peach, blackberry, sweet lemon, plus an ideal balance between acidity and body.
The difference between Grade 1 and 2 is defined by the number of visible defects in the preparation of the green coffee.
Grade 1 – Specialty Grade classification – No primary defects, allows 0-3 full defects maximum of 5% above and 5% below specified screen size – Zero quakers allowed.
Grade 2 – Premium Grade classification – same as Grade 1 except maximum of 3 quakers, allows 4–12 defects.
The quality of washed processed coffees is more consistent than that of unwashed coffees.