This coffee comes from the southwestern parts of Ethiopia, in the Oromia Region and is grown at altitudes of up to 2000 meters above sea level.
Washed Limu coffees are a relatively new phenomenon in the Ethiopian coffee market. For generations coffees in these areas were produced as sun dried coffees. Washing these coffees to protect the final quality and consistency were popularized fairly recently and with great success.
As cooperatives opened washing stations, the coffees immediately started earning a higher income for farmers. As the quality improved, better prices for the farmers followed. The rise of Washed Limu coffees not only introduced a new region of premium coffees for the specialty roaster to explore and share with their customers, but it also introduced a newly afforded livelihood for the producers in Western Ethiopia.
While we roast this coffee to a lighter degree than most of our other offerings, many would still consider this a medium roast.
|Various small farms
|1800-2100 meters above sea level
|Medium-to-light body, semi-sweet chocolate bass, floral notes, honey sweetness