What an amazing offering from Ethiopia! We just love natural processed coffee from this region that is considered the birthplace of coffee in the world. Natural processed, the sweet, inner pulp of the coffee cherry remains, allowing spectacular fruity notes to appear that are remiss in most other coffees. Limmu Kossa’s Grade 1 coffee is rich with citrus and tropical fruit notes, rounded by a superb sweetness from strawberry and brown sugar.
While the notes will peak at a lighter roasting level, this coffee will perform well at all roast levels, losing some sweetness with dark roasts, but maintaining its complexity.
In 2000, Giday Berhe founded Limmu Kossa in the village of Galeh in Jimma, and today the farm employs 500 full-time, year-round workers cultivating exquisite Ethiopian heirloom varietals across 356 hectares of land.
Giday is as relentless in his pursuit of coffee excellence and he is driven by his work in his local community - he is known around the village as “Abba Ollie” or “he who uplifts.” The name is fitting, as Giday invests significant portions of Limmu Kossa’s profit into building schools and roads for the village, providing health care access, subsidized goods and services to workers, and teaching farmers better practices and techniques in order to increase quality and receive higher premiums. The farm cultivates its heirloom varietals to be as close to their wild-grown counterparts as possible by incorporating exceptional agro-forestry practices. The plants grow in the shade of 43 different species of trees, allowing for slow cherry development that produces beans that are denser and more flavorful.
Location- Jimma Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Altitude- 6,036 - 6,989 ft (1,840 - 2,130 m)
Varietal- Heirloom Indigenous
Drying- Sun Dried on Raised Beds