Finca: Nigusse Lema
Elevation: 1850 to 2000 meters
Varietals: Ethiopian Heirloom
Milling Process: Natural
Drying Process: Raised beds
Cupping Notes: Smooth and fruity with a medium full body with notes of strawberries, lemon, and milk chocolate.
Much like with the Dark Roast, this Ethiopian Limu Medium Roast has the delicate, almost tea flavor profile that Central African coffees are known. Stellar as a stand-alone Single Origin, this Ethiopian coffee also holds it own in different high end blending. Equally tasty as a French Press or a pour over, we think you will enjoy this coffee.
The Ethiopian Nigusse Lemma lot comes from a family-owned farm 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 own 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.