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Ethiopia Natural, Limu

Posted on September 22 2016

Origin - Deru Mountains, Limu Genet Woreda district
Elevation - 1,850-2000 meters
Producer - Edeto family
Drying - Sun dried on raised beds
Storage - Grain Pro 
Processing Methods - Natural
Varietals - Indigenous heirloom


This Ethiopian coffee comes from a family-owned farm in Meto Gundb, in the Limu region of southwestern Ethiopia. The farm owner, Lemma Edeto, began working with coffee nearly 60 years ago and has passed down his knowledge to his two sons Haile and Nigusse. Lemma recovered the farm after it had been confiscated by the Derg in the 1970’s. Now both sons are responsible for maintaining the farm. The Lemma family also processes their coffee, giving them full control over the finished product right up to the final export stage. In February 2014, Nigusse and his family were recognized for winning the African Taste of Harvest Competition, an award given by the African Fine Coffee Association.

Taste Notes: intense strawberry in dry aroma, and present in the cup as well, along with notes of watermelon. 

 

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