Ethiopia Ardi Sampler
At La Colombe, we love to try new things and we want to make it easy for you to find your next favorite cup.
Introducing our new Handpicked Workshop Collection of sampler tubes. You can now try any of our unique and delicious single-origin Workshop coffees in a 2.5 oz tube.
- 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.
*Sampler tubes are only available in Whole Bean