This Arabica Ethiopia Sidamo Fair Trade Organic, grown exclusively in the Sidamo Province, features a deep, spice and wine or chocolate-like taste with bursts of berries and fruit. It has medium acidity with medium body but rich in flavor and balanced beautifully.Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. The first Arabica tree was found growing in the wild in the forests of the south-western highlands of Kaffa and Buno districts. The name, Coffee, is derived from the Kaffa region in Ethiopia. The cultivation by men of the coffee tree dates back to the 9th century, although it is still a mystery to who was responsible. The Ethiopian nomadic mountain men were said to be the first to feel the effects of coffee, but it was not consumed as a beverage, rather they chewed on the red cherries. Today Ethiopia’s production is significant and the quality of these coffees are among the most unusual in the world, but without a doubt amongst the best coffees in the world. Fair Trade Global Certification that uses traceability to get farmers higher wages, allowing them to just make a minimal standard of living and invest in quality. These premiums are then used by the cooperative of farmers as needed for equipment, tools, and other basic necessities that are needed on a daily basis. This program also puts farmers in direct contact with importers, which creates long-term sustainability.