Ethiopia Sidama Ardi
We are pleased to present a long time favorite, Ardi a coffee that is grown in Southern Ethiopia’s Guji Zone. Coffee farming is the main source of income for the approximately 3,000 people who live in this area and contribute the coffee that makes up Ardi. We had the privilege of visiting the farmers who produce Ardi and see first-hand the high quality, oversight and care that goes into this natural sun-dried coffee. Our visits have resulted in a strong relationship that has led to our purchase of this clean and fruity coffee every year since 2013.
The inspiration behind this coffee’s name comes from the discovery of Ardipithecus Ramidus, the oldest hominid skeleton ever found. The fossil, dubbed Ardi, is 4.4 million years old and was unearthed in Ethiopia’s Great Rift
Valley, which is where the Guji Zone lies and this coffee is grown. Sweet, fruity natural processed Ethiopian coffees such as this often change people’s perception of what coffee can taste like; similarly Ardipithecus Ramidus has
changed the perception of human evolution, as it is believed the species could be a link between modern humans and our distant ancestors.