The Ethiopian Limou Grade 2 is grown from Ethiopia’s western Kaffa region (the very region that is the etymological source for the English word “coffee”). The beans are distinctive by their greenish/yellow colour and almost exclusively processed by hand.
Ethiopia is acknowledged as the birthplace of Arabica coffee and over the centuries has retained a revered place in the social, cultural and economic heart of the country. Today, the country is the world’s 5th largest exporter. Coffee in Ethiopia is predominantly a highland crop growing at elevations between 1100 – 2300 MASL. About 90% of Ethiopian coffee is produced by small holder farmers and remaining 10% by commercial, government and private estates.
As a rule, only Grade 1 and Grade 2 coffees are washed, Grade 3, 4 and 5 are naturals. Ethiopian beans are often referred to by their bean shape, Longberry and shortberry; based on size as the name suggests and Mocha which are peaberries.
- Type: Arabica
- Region: Kaffa
- Varietals: Heirloom
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1500-1850 masl
- Preparation: Hand picked and sorted
In the cup
Floral, Peach Sweetness, Medium Chocolate Body, Lemon Acidity
If you like your beans to be ground, please let us know in the order comments at checkout what coffee maker you have. If it’s an espresso machine, please state the make and model.