March Featured Coffee: Ethiopian Sidama Shoye

Fair Trade - Organic - Washed
Sidama, Ethiopia

Fast Facts:
Location: Sidama, Ethiopia
Altitude: 6181 Feet (1884 Meters)
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Sun dried on raised beds
Harvest: September - December
Export: January - September

The Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU) was founded in 2001 to represent coffee producing cooperatives located throughout the Sidama Zone of Southern Ethiopia. As of 2013, the SCFCU has grown to represent 46 cooperatives and 80,000 farmers, making the SCFCU the second largest coffee producing cooperative union in Ethiopia. This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Shoye Cooperative located within the Dale district. It is produced from indigenous heirloom cultivars and exhibits notes of bergamot and sweet almond.

Photos Courtesy of Royal Coffee