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Ethiopia Damo Washed

Orange marmalade, black currant, jasmine.

$20
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12oz / whole bean / free shipping

This unique Ethiopian carries jammy notes similar to excellent Kenyan, Rwandan, or Burundi offerings. Deep orange marmalade and black currant notes mix with spiced rum, jasmine, and golden raisin. Juicy marmalade-like acidity carries a hint of ale. Velvety and complex.

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Country
ET
Region
Sidama
Town
Damo
Farm
Damo Village
Farmer
Smallholder producers
Elevation
1900m
Variety
Ethiopian Heirloom
Process
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

This special prep lot is made up of coffee from many smallholder farmers from the remote village of Damo in the Sidamo Zone of Southern Ethiopia. After harvesting their ripe cherries, the farmers bring them to a local processing station owned by Assefa Dukamo.

In previous years, the coffee from Damo would be mixed in with the larger neighboring village of Qonqona. Thanks to the effort of Assefa and Old Soul’s partners at Catalyst Trade, this year the coffee from Damo was kept separate so the unique flavor profile of their coffee could shine. And shine it does!

Sidama, Ethiopia

The land of the Sidama people in the SNNPR region is one of the most green and fertile lands on the African continent, and because of that, its people were stable and self-sufficient, an independent nation-state until annexed to Ethiopia in 1891. And a word on the name Sidamo vs Sidama: the Sidama do not refer to themselves as Sidamo. They feel it is a label that represents the the conquest of their independence and the suppression of their identity as a people. They prefer Sidama.

Both washed and unwashed coffees are produced here. The beans are of medium size and green/grey in color. Washed Sidama coffee is particularly appreciated for its round cup, balanced acidity, body, and characteristic flavor, which is sweet in taste and a vital component of many roasters' lists.

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Location
Sacramento, CA
Contact
Email
916-475-6192

Old Soul Co.

Started by Tim Jordan and Jason Griest in an obscure alley in Sacramento in 2006, Old Soul Co. has grown rapidly but still enthusiastically shares the same vision ten years later: "celebrate the artisan aspects of bread baking and coffee roasting and dedicate ourselves to getting better at our crafts everyday!"

Old Soul's coffee sourcing practices set them apart: owner Jason Griest travels to as many of the farms growing Old Soul's coffees as possible. In Sacramento, Old Soul is deeply involved in volunteering and giving back to the community. The roasting company has received many 90+ and "Best Of" awards over the past years.

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