Region: Jimma zone, Oromia region of Southern Ethiopia.
Elevation: 1900-2100 m.
Arabica Varietals: Heirloom
Farm: Small holder farms
In the cup: Bright, highly fragrant and deeply full of rich flavours. Sweet berry fruits combine with flowery flavours pushing forward a floral Jasmine aroma.
The Limmu Kosa washing station in the heart of Ethiopian coffee country, at the eastern end of the Oromia zone. the coffee is harvested during the dry season over several months, washed and lightly fermented to remove all fruit mucilage, and then laid out to dry on an array of covered raised beds. once the coffee has dried to the right moisture level, it is warehoused Addis Ababa, as it makes way to the cargo ships that run out of the port of Djibouti and eventually make their way into the world.
The washing station founded in Limmu Kosa washing station, and today most of the farmer is full-time farmer, year-round workers cultivating exquisite Ethiopian heirloom varietals across 3250 hectares of land. The result of the washing station rigorous quality standards and uncompromising professionalism is coffee that stands out in a country where excellent coffee abounds. The farm cultivates its heirloom varietals to be as close to their wild-grown counterparts as they can, made possible by exceptional agroforestry practices. The plants grow in the shade of 43 different species of trees, allowing for slow cherry development and beans that are denser and more flavoursome.