Sidamo Coffee

Sidamo coffee

Sidamo was a province in the southern part of Ethiopia.
Its name has it’s from a native ethnic group of Ethiopia, called Sidama,
which are located in the south-central part of the country. Their majorpolitical state was the ancient Kingdom of Sidama. The old political
map says Sidama was bordered by Gama-Gofa on the west, Shewa on the north, Bale extending from north to east, a small portion on thesoutheast by Somalis, and on the south by Kenya.

Sidamo A, B, C, D and E

The Ethiopian commodity Exchange has categorized theSidamo zones into five geographical areas:Sidama A, B, C, D and E.
These does not have any relation to quality but mere geographical indicators. Quality is based on sensory analysis and green grading,where Q1 and Q2 are named as specialty coffee, and everything between 3
and 9 are considered commercial grade

Sidama People

Sidama has an estimated population of 3.5million,where the Cushitic language Sidamigna is the lingua franca. As all other ethnic groups in Ethiopia, they have their own unique culture,tradition, and heritage. Sidama celebrate their own New Year called‘Fiche Chembelala’ which was given the status of UNESCO world heritage.They take huge pride in this

Name Founder:
Arfasa Genera Trading PLC
Specific LocationShefena
Type of coffeeSidamo- Shefena Coffee
Coffee varietiesCoffee Arabica Variety Typica
Total area
750 Hectare
No of group farmers1350
Altitude / m.a.s.l/1850-1930
Average Annual Temperature / ºC/
Average annual rainfall(Mm)1100-1300 mm
Soil TypeFertile, red brown fertile soil and its well Drainage, with 1.5m Depth
Production systemAgro forestry production system by keeping soil fertility, shade regulation and other agronomic practices done by using cultural methods
FertilizationOrganic fertilizer / Compost/
Flowering periodFeb – March
Harvesting PeriodMid Oct – Nov
HarvestingHand picking of Red rip cherry
SortingDone by hand picking fruits are not full rips and other stickers
Certification scopeUTZ-RFA-Organic /EU.NOP amd JAS
Screen Size14 and above
Tractabilitykeeping the final product on the base of each lots
Types of processingWashed / Natural
Cupping notes(Washed)medium to lively acidity, medium to full body, floral, fruit, spice
Cupping notes(Natural)Fruity and sweet with notes of blueberry, lime, toffee, and nut with a medium berry acidity and mild body