Ethiopia - Ardi
- COUNTRY: Ethiopia
- CITY: Sidama
- TOWN: Kilenso Moconissa
- PROCESS: Natural, dried on raised beds
- VARIETY: Heirloom
- ALTITUDE: 1900 meters
- CUPPING NOTES: Plum Wine, Concord Grapes, Apple Pie
Why You'll Love it: An Ethiopian coffee like this is life-changing. The coffee cherries are dried whole, allowing the seeds to soak up all the beautiful fruit flavors. The fragrance of freshly ground Ardi will fill the entire house with sweetness. It is a wonderfully complex cup of coffee.
Story of the bean: In 1992 in Ethiopia's Great Rift Valley, anthropologists discovered Ardipithecus Ramidus, a 4.4 million year old hominid fossil. "Ardi" sparked a paradigm shift in the understanding of human evolution, and inspired the name of the coffee that changed the way we think about naturally-processed Ethiopians. The ripest cherries are harvested and the coffee seeds remain in the fruit during drying, endowing Ardi with a heavier body and intense berry sweetness.
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- coffee fanatic
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Best coffee in the world
So I’m a coffee fanatic. Ive had virtually all of the workshop coffees over the last 6 years which has been quite a bit. I’ve had hundreds of coffees from Fonté and Topeka to micro beans all over the country as I seek to find the ones I like the best. I’ve had the Geishas too. I’ve been to Costa Rica on a coffee tour and had some incredible finds. However, my favorite go-to coffee is the Ethiopia Ardi. While La Colombe is still the overall best coffee producer in the world in my opinion, the gold standard is the Ardi. The notes of sweet berry and raisins meld together to make a coffee unlike any other. I stock up on it because it tends to sell out fast. 5-stars isn’t enough for this one.
Red Badger substitute.
I still love Red Badger!
Beautiful desert coffee
Using a chemex I've gotten a blueberry poptart flavor. Such a great relaxing cup of coffee to drink
Too sour for our liking. Needs a lot of simple syrup to pass as a solid cold brew