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Ethiopian Limmu Organic

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Ethiopia Limmu - Burka Gudina Estate

Organic, Shade Grown, Hand Picked, Natural Process

Remarkably Smooth, Spicy Mango, Juicy, Micro Lot

Produced by third generation coffee grower Ibrahim Hussien; this is a premium estate coffee that is grown under a canopy of shade trees, selectively hand-picked, and naturally processed.

The Limmu Kosa region is home to the plantation where the unique, top quality ?Burka Gudina? coffee is grown.
The Natural process (where the coffee cherries are left to dry with the fruit pulp and mucilage still on) provides a super-smooth body, enhanced fruitiness, and complex character.

This is a hand-selected coffee of the highest quality.

General Flavor Observations
Ethiopia Limmu - Burka Gudina Estate

This Ethiopia Limmu is a truly stunning coffee.
The body is silky smooth with nice depth, and the complexity is amazing. Being Naturally processed, the fruit is prominent, yet not overpowering, with notes of spicy mango and yellow plum.

The mouth-feel is juicy; the finish is long and sweet with a bright, yet pleasing acidity.
The aroma is enchanting with notes of honeysuckle and vanilla.

I can honestly say that this is one of the finest natural Ethiopian coffees I have come across in a long time.
The care and effort in production of this coffee are more than evident; simply magnificent!

Roast Level Profile Notes
Ethiopia Limmu - Burka Gudina Estate


I had an unusually difficult time deciding on a preferred roast level for this Ethiopia Limmu.
My favorites were City, Full City, and Full City (+) as they all offered something unique to the profile.
I chose a Full City roast, but mostly because of the overall balance of attributes.
Check out my roast notes below for more Information, and don't hesitate to try them all!

We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how the various roast levels will change the profile:

City Roast (light roast)

For those seeking pure Origin Characteristics, this is always the go to roast level. Brighter fruit tones in the form of plum and mango are very present, along with hints of strawberry. The body and mouth-feel are lighter and with more of an herbaceous, spicy quality, and a snappy finish. The overall quality is still smooth and sweet.

Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred

This roast is a wonderful choice for experiencing a well-centered profile. A nice medium body that is incredibly smooth (seriously smooth) with subtle notes of Indian spice, chocolaty undertones, and a superb sweetness. The complexity comes through with fruity highlights of spicy mango and yellow plum. The finish is rich and enduring. Our Full City Roast is, I believe, the sweet spot and perfect for a Single Origin Espresso.

Full City (+) Roast

This is also a great roast level and will develop a little more depth and juiciness to the overall experience. The chocolate tones move into the forefront of the initial sip, and the fruit tones become darker to that of blackberry and dark plum. The acidity tempers a bit, but remains fruit forward and the finish long and silky.

Vienna Roast

While you stand to lose some complexity with a Vienna roast, you gain dark chocolate, dark fruit, and more body. The cup will be big up front with lots of character, then slowly transition into a softer, juicier finish. For fans of darker roasted coffees, this will work just fine.

French Roast

Not recommended.

Additional Information
Ethiopia Limmu - Burka Gudina Estate

The Burka Gudina farm, is located in the Limmu Kossa Woreda, of the Jimma zone in the Western Highlands of Oromia, Ethiopia.

The coffee plantation (nearly 50 acres) is covered with shade trees, free from the use of any chemicals, and certified 100% organic.

Red coffee cherries are selectively hand-picked and collected by farmers who have specialized in coffee for generations and dried on raised beds.

This is the highest scoring lot produced!

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Region: Limmu
  • Traceable: Ibrahim Hussein - Burka Gudina Estate - Single Estate
  • Elevation: 5,905 ft. and greater
  • Process: Natural
  • Drying: Sun Dried on raised beds
  • Arabica Variety: Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Certifications: Organic

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