| Limu, Jimma Zone, Oromia Region
| Omni Light (good for espresso | filter)
| Filter 7 days | Espresso 14 days
is located within the Jimma Zone, of the Oromia Region. In a nearby city in Jimma, you will find a museum, the Jimma University, several markets, and an airport, but you will also find the Jimma Research Centre. Run by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, the center specializes in agricultural research that, among other crops, serves to improve the yield of coffee and spices. Across the zone, people particularly love the game of football, or soccer, and team shirts are available for purchase throughout many market stalls.
The average temperature in Jimma ranges between 12 – 28 °C, and the sun graces the sky for anywhere between 4 – 8 hours per day. Unique to the Limu coffee area, the coffees are titled based on the processing methods used. Natural process coffees from this region are called Jimma coffees, while the washed processed coffees are called Limu. We think that is ideal general knowledge for a trivia quiz, but we have yet to show it off.
Coffee trees across all of Ethiopia are mostly grown by small-holder farmers and typically in the farmer’s backyards. This is known as ‘garden coffee’, and when it comes time for harvest, all the garden coffees in the area come together to give us Limu (or Jimma) coffee.
This coffee was sourced through Project Origin and delivered to us courtesy of Artisan Green Bean.