Limu Kosa | 5 Pound Bag
100% Whole Bean Coffee
Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers
Elevation: 1800-2200 Meters
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Our first Ethiopian coffee, we chose Limu Kosa for its sweet, smooth molasses body, caramel base and notes of peach.
We're big fans of bringing out the chocolate and caramel in the coffees we source. And Limu Kosa is no different. In the specialty coffee world, Ethiopian beans are commonly roasted lightly, and are known for and revered for the resulting bright acidity, strong floral and fruit notes and near tea-like consistency cups. We think these kinds of coffees and roasts are amazing—but it's not the style of coffee we really love drinking every morning, black.
For that reason, we let Limu Kosa cook a little longer in the roaster, allowing its natural sugars to develop and caramelize. The result is a bean that carries that smooth chocolatey body we love about coffee, with super tasty expressive notes on top.
As your cup of Limu cools, notice how the flavors develop over 20 minutes! We've tasted it evolve from caramel to peach to jasmine flower to honey. It's really a beautiful coffee!
About the Farm
Limu Kosa (also spelled Limmu Kossa) is a family-owned coffee farm that has been growing coffee for over 40 years. They are committed producing high-quality specialty coffee in an environmentally- and socially-sustainable way. It is the largest family-owned coffee farm in Jimma Zone of the Oromia Regional state of Ethiopia.
Limu Kosa has 356 hectares of coffee farms growing Ethiopian heirloom coffee varieties. The coffee grows between 1800 and 2200 meters above sea level under forest shade. These two factors help the beans develop slower, becoming more dense and flavorful as a result.
Cherries are processed on the farm at two environmentally-friendly wet coffee mills and one eco-mill equipped for both wet and dry processing. The farm also has a honey production operation consisting of more than 107 modern beehives, and has various social programs to support its workers and nearby farming communities.