This Green Ethiopian Limu Kossa is was full washed specialty coffee sourced via Falcon Specialty.
Like most of Ethiopian coffees, Limu is a region known for its coffees that grow wild in the forests. Typically all coffee from Limu is collected from small holdings that are attached or close to the forests in the Kaffa region.
Located far in the West of Ethiopia in an area known as Limu Kossa, where farmer and landowner Gidey Berthe grows coffee on a 350 hectare farm at between 1840-2130 masl. The farm is meticulously maintained, from the trees to the signs dividing the lot sections. The land was once wild forest and has been thinned slightly to accommodate the coffee, but the feeling of quiet solitude pervades amongst the native trees.
Coffee is picked by 400 seasonal workers employed during harvest season. At the farm’s collection station, green cherries are sorted out before their bags are weighed for payment. The green cherries are dried as naturals and sold to the local market.
The mill processes around 20,000kg of cherry per day during the peak of the season. The natural process coffee is dried for 24 hours under cover before being placed in the full sun for a further 7-10 days.
Kossa Information sheet
A great example of a delicious Ethiopia. We are always amazed how different the specialty grade Ethiopians are from the standard C-grade coffees from the same region.
|Region:||Limu Kossa, Oromia, South Western Highlands, Ethiopia.|
|Farmer:||Gidey Berhe Retta.|
|Harvest:||Crop: Dec – Jan (2018). We landed this coffee end November 2018|
|Processing:||Washed and shade dried on raised African beds|
|Altitude:||1,840 – 2,130 masl|
|Packaging:||GrainPro in hessian|
|Cultivars:||Arabica Heirloom, Which means that the cultivar is mostly unknown as it was planted by fore-fathers.|
|Characteristics:||A four star complexity coffee, with sweet orange and gentle hazelnut notes.|
|Cupping Score:||85 – from Falcon Specialty|