Insight From Our Importer
The Ethiopian Nigusse Lemma Limu comes from a family-owned farm in Meto Gundb, 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 1970ís. Now both sons are responsible for maintaining the farm. The Lemma family also processes their 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.
Cupping Notes: Undertones of toasted almonds, lemon, crisp apple, blackberry, caramel/brown sugar
Location: Deru Mountains, Meto Gundb area, Limu Genet Woreda district in Western Ethiopia
Varieties: Indigenous heirloom
Drying: Sun-dried on raised beds
Harvest: January - February
Export: May - June