CITRUS, CHAMOMILE TEA, PEACH
The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties, resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.
Light roasting this Ethiopian brings about delicate, fruity notes, and a very clean cup.
Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.
This is our first time bringing a Limu coffee. Washed coffees from Limu are similar to those from Sidamo – soft, floral and citrusy. Limu is in the western part of the country, & most coffees are grown in altitudes between 5400ft & 7700ft.
The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.
ETHIOPIA COMMODITY EXCHANGE (ECX)
ECX is the government trading system in Ethiopia set up to connect farmers not part of co-ops to the global coffee market. The one downside of this system is that there is no way to tell where the coffees coming out of the ECX originated. After the cherry is purchased from the farmer, it’s graded & blended by region, and then sold with names referring to their region, washing station or grade. With the ECX, farmers are paid cash upon delivery, which is pretty great as they’re able to immediately reinvest. And it’s quite transparent, so we, as roasters and consumers, can have confidence that the premium paid for the coffee was included in the payment received.
The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.
WET PROCESSED (WASHED)
- Wet processing: Bean is dried only after the fruit covering the bean has been removed by fermenting until it can be easily washed off.
- Most common processing method & preferred over dry or natural processing techniques.
- Generally produces cleaner & more consistent flavor
The grade of the coffee bean indicates quality. The method of grading differs from region to region
GRADE 2;.2 d/300gr, 15+ SCREEN
Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.