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ORGANIC COFFEE | ETHIOPIA LIMU

Rich - Hazelnut - Orange - Blackcurrant

 

Chocolatey Wild & fruity
Mild acidity Bright acidity
Light roast Dark roast
From $18.00

Why you'll love this Organic Ethiopian from Limu

This amazing organic coffee was produced by smallholder farmers in Limu, southwest Ethiopia.

Limu produces some astonishing coffees, and its washed coffees are considered one of Ethiopia’s best highland grown coffees, cherished for its fantastic body and outspoken acidity. You are in for a treat!

Enjoy a juicy cup with hazelnut, orange and blackcurrant notes with a lingering chocolate finish

Origin: Oromia, Limu
Cooperative:  Smallholder farmers of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union (OCFCU)
Processing method: Washed
Coop Certifications: Certified Organic, Fairtrade
Varietal: Ethiopian heirloom 
Altitude: 1500 - 2300 MASL

The Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union (OCFCU)

OCFCU was founded in 1999 by 35 small certified organic co-operatives. Its members are indigenous farmers located in the vast Oromia State. The farms are located in mountainous, rainforest areas at altitudes of 1500 – 2300 MASL. OCFCU achieved Fairtrade certification in 2002, and has since grown to become the largest Fairtrade coffee producer in Ethiopia.

Today OCFCU has more than 400 member co-operatives marketing coffees from six coffee growing regions: Limu, Jimma, Harrar, Nekemete, Sidamo and Yirgacheffe. And as a cooperative union, OCFCU received permission from the Ethiopian government to become a direct exporter of its members coffee bypassing both middlemen and the Ethiopian central auction and giving more control and market share to the smallholder farmers.

Social and environmental impact

The union’s scale and certifications have enabled it’s member coops to undertake some amazing social and environmental programs such as the building washing stations, schools, health clinics and clean water supply stations for coffee growing communities.

Coffees are forest-grown, organic, and bird-friendly. To achieve this, its members receive training on organic farming techniques such as composting the by-products of coffee production and utilising shade trees and natural fertilisers.

And through its shareholding in the Co-operative Bank of Oromia, which it co-founded, the union provides member co-operatives easily access loans, which is vital in enabling them to purchase members’ coffee and provide other services.

Brewing at home

We roasted this Ethiopian Limu to a medium roast level to achieve a sweeter more balanced and approachable cup with a good body, whilst maintaining its unique origin character. This makes this Ethiopian coffee most versatile, so you can enjoy it across a range of different brewing methods: espresso, plunger, stovetop, and Aeropress.

Perfect with and without milk.

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