Limu - Ethiopia Washed
Orange Juice + Oolong Tea
Limu lies within the Djimma zone in the western highlands of Oromia, Ethiopia which is famous for its forests and abundant supply of water. The forests create the perfect conditions for the organic matter like fallen leaves and dead trees to compost and return their nutrients to the soil. This cycle of dirt returning to dirt means hummus-rich soils keep the coffee trees well fed.
Most farms in Limu are semi-forest systems, typically under 1 hectare. Farmers selectively handpick the cherry and most deliver their cherry to nearby washing stations. The cherry is then floated to remove any that are underripe and visually inspected for damage before it is then pulped and fermented. The abundance of water in the region means that most washing stations will wet ferment coffee, and some will change the water several times during fermentation before being moved to raised beds to dry.
The coffees grown here are famous for their beautiful effervescent brightness and sweet floral notes and this is no exception. With notes of freshly squeezed orange juice and oolong tea, this coffee is a must try.
SUB REGION: Limu
PROCESS: Washed, traditional fermentation
VARIETY / CULTIVAR: JARC varieties , Local Landraces
ALTITUDE: 1500 - 1800
FARMER/PRODUCER/MILL: Many small lot holders
FLAVOURS: Orange Juice + Oolong Tea