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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Riripa Village, West Arsi, Sidama
Producer: SNAP Coffee
Farm: 742 small farm holders
Elevation: 1900 - 2100masl
Cultivar: Walisho, Dega
Process: Washed
Notes: Lemon curd, jasmine, sweet, floral

Many would say that the strength of Sidamo coffees lie in the regions’ diversity of profiles. The many microclimates and varying soil types lead to striking differences from town to town. But across all Sidamo coffees is a profound complexity that many attribute to the diversity of local landrace varieties. Varieties can differ from town to town and even farm to farm where each farmer may have more than one unique varieties seldom or never found outside their plot.

When all these different varieties are blended at the local cooperative, the resulting blend expresses the complexity of the plant genetics in the area.

Farming methods in Sidamo remain largely traditional. Sidamo farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families.

In addition to remaining traditionally intercropped, most farms are also traditional and organic by default. Farmers in Sidamo typically use very few—if any—fertilizers or pesticides. Most farm work is done manually and very few tasks are mechanized, even during processing.