Bright, spicy, winey flavour, well balanced, citrusy and floral notes and nutty chocolaty aroma.
County Rd Coffee Limu is a combination of the two growing techniques of; Forest Coffee: Grows wild under the canopy of the forest and has very little human involvement.
Small Farm Cottage Coffee: This is the most prevalent system involves small farms and coffee is shade grown.
Many believe that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee (not South America, which some believe). The indigenous coffee trees (which some experts say, are the only native coffee trees in the world) first grew in ancient “Abyssinia,” which is now present day Ethiopia. These trees blossomed in an area called “Kafa,” which may as well be the root word for coffee. In the tenth century, coffee was considered a food.
Ethiopia has all the important elements for growing coffee: the right altitudes, ample rainfall, suitable temperature and very fertile soil. These conditions allow the growing of coffee across the board. Limu coffee from South Western Ethiopia is a premium gourmet coffee and grows at an altitude of 3600-6200 feet.
Washed Limu coffee is a premium gourmet coffee that is sought after by roasters for producing ‘single origin’ as well as creating unique blends of their own. This is the crème de la crème of Ethiopian washed coffees. The Ethiopian Limu that we have just received in our stock cups as a wonderfully layered and complex bouquet of tastes. It has a floral aroma with a burst of citrus and sweet spice, and a balanced body and leaves you with a chocolate aftertaste. The bean is medium in size and has a distinctive rounded shape and greenish colour. The coffee has the feeling of spring and summer in a cup.