Region: Jimma, Oromia
Farm: Limmu Kossa
Altitude: 6,000 - 7,000 ft.
Variety: Local heirloom varieties
This coffee has all the floral and citrus flavors that you want in a washed Ethiopian coffee, subtilties which can be lost during the decaffeination process. It comes from Limmu Kossa, a family owned estate located in the Jimma Zone of Ethiopia’s Oromia Regional state. In a country dominated by smallholder cooperatives, Limmu Kossa is one of the rare specialty coffee estates in Ethiopia. The farm was established in 2000 and has over 350 hectares dedicated to coffee production. Indigenous trees are used to shade the coffee helping it to maturate slowly and develop complexity and sweetness, while also preserving the surrounding environment. Limmu Kossa is committed to producing high quality coffee, and to their community as well. They have built schools and flour mills, and provide training on processing practices to other coffee farmers in the area.
The coffee was decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process of caffeine extraction, without the use of solvents. The coffee soaks in a ͞green coffee extract that coaxes the caffeine out of the beans. The extract then passes through activated carbon filters that remove the caffeine before being reintroduced to the beans. This process continues until the beans are 99.9% caffeine free