We are pleased to present a long time favorite—Ardi, a coffee that is grown in Southern Ethiopia’s Guji Zone.
Reviewed by Coffee Review in September 2021, our Ethiopia Sidama Ardi scored an incredible 95 point review! Read the review here.
Guji, Borena Hagermariam District, Ethiopia
Fruity and floral with flavors of berries, vanilla, lavender, and sweet lemon.
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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’ve 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.
Why We Love This Coffee
This is one of the few single-origin coffees on our menu that is offered year-round. Since we first purchased this coffee in 2013 it has become an Equator favorite. We enjoy it so much that we feature it as the single-origin espresso in our cafes for a couple of months each year!
Reviewed by Coffee Review in September 2021, our Ethiopia Sidama Ardi scored an incredible 95 point review!
Good Coffee, Better Planet
We treasure our relationships in the global coffee community and invest in projects at origin to support our partners in their commitment to environmental sustainability and social welfare. We also invest in reducing our day-to-day impact, through initiatives like energy-efficient Loring Smart Roasters to reduce carbon emissions per batch by 80%.
As a certified B Corporation, we are a leader in sustainable practices that impact people and the planet. This third-party certification requires us to demonstrate transparency and accountability throughout our supply chain and quantify the impact our business creates for our employees, the community, and the environment. We are proud to be part of this community working together toward one unifying goal: using business as a force for good.