This beautiful Ethiopian coffee is from the Oromia region - widely known to be the birthplace of coffee. It was the Oromo people who began using coffee as a food source around the beginning of the 5th century, it then developed into a drink, as well as a source of vital trade, spiritual nourishment and as a tool for peace-keeping.
Limu Kossa is one of 180 Woredas of the Oromia region, formed in the 1800s as part of the Kingdom of Limmu Ennarea. In Limu there are some 27,000 coffee producing households. The Kebena Forest Farm is spread over approximately 400 hectares employing some 65 full-time people. At harvest time there are as many as 1000 coffee pickers.
As we roast this coffee a little lighter we tend to prefer this coffee without milk to bring out the fresh, citrus flavours as an mid-afternoon Cafetière when at work or as a perfect accompaniment to a lazy reading of the Sunday papers.