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Ethiopia Ardi

Huckleberry Roasters

Ardi is back!

This exceptional natural processed coffee from the Sidama region of Southern Ethiopia has been a favorite of ours for several years running. As in year’s past, Huckleberry is excited to offer this amazingly fruity coffee, and this year’s crop is a juicy, clean standout.

Coffee is the seed of a fruit, and most of the coffee we roast and drink is washed - that is, the fruit is removed from the seed before drying.  For Ardi and other natural-process coffees, the coffee is dried with the fruit still intact, and the dried cherry is removed during milling.  This process imparts a uniquely fruity, jammy quality to the coffee, though improper and uneven drying carries a distinct risk of off, funky flavors and early fading.

Our importer, Samuel Demisse of Keffa Coffee, works directly with washing stations in the town of Kilenso Mokonisa, Sidama to ensure that Ardi is picked and processed to the most exacting standards.  Approximately 1500 farmers contributed to this year’s crop of Ardi, and 200 women carefully manage the coffee’s drying process, removing over- or under-ripe cherries and constantly rotating the cherries to ensure evenness.

This year's crop has all of the juicy strawberry we've come to expect from Ardi, and is one of the cleanest Ardis to date. Milk chocolate, tropical fruit, and mixed berry jam round out the cup.  Juicy, fruity, and jammy, just in time for peak iced coffee season!

Collections: All The Coffee

Type: Retail Coffee

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