A beautiful farm named after the region of Limu where it is located … it deserves a special video portrait. See why!
Limmu Kossa Farm in Western Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that coffee arabica grew wild. Coffee is "Bun" or "Buna" in Ethiopia, so Coffee Bean is quite possibly a poor is an extraordinary place. It’s a 350 hectare (about 1.35 square miles) Grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides, etc.: Organic coffee has been grown according to organic farming techniques, typically without the use of artificial fertilizers. Some farms have more local Organic Certification than the and Rain Forest Alliance designation for coffee grown under sustainable conditions working towards organic farming when possible: Rain Forest Alliance designation for coffee grown under sustainable conditions working towards organic farming when possible. RFA certification is (rain forest certified) coffee farm.
After the coffee is picked and sorted during the day, the mechanical The removal of the cherry and parchment from the coffee seed.: Coffee is either wet-processed (also called washed or wet-milled) or dry-processed (also called wild, natural or natural dry, and we abbreviate it DP sometimes). begins at night. This is when the Originally coffee literature referred to the fruit of the tree as a "berry" but in time it became a cherry. It is of course neither. Nor is the seed of the coffee a bean. All is run through a disc The first step in processing wet-process coffee, pulp natural or forced demucilage coffees. Pulping simply refers to removing the skins from the coffee fruit, leaving the parchment coffee covered in the sticky mucilage layer. Imagine machine that grades, removes Floaters are defective coffee cherries or depulped seeds that float to the surface of a water bath.: During the wet-process method, coffee cherry or the de-pulped (without skin) coffee seeds are floated in a water along with unripe fruit. During coffee season there is a crew working around the clock.
When Tom visited, the pulper’s generator had been broken which led to a lot of of coffee being backed up for about half a day. Coffee Either a flavor in the coffee, or referring to the fruit of the coffee tree, which somewhat resembles a red cherry.: Either a flavor in the coffee, or referring to the fruit of the coffee sitting around for this long can change the flavor which is why it’s important for us to cup each processing batch/day lot. This machine uses a lot of water and the waste water goes into settling ponds.
Coffee is laid to dry on Raised beds, also referred to as "african-style beds" are elevated beds used for drying coffee when dry-processing.: Raised beds, also referred to as "african-style beds" are elevated beds used for drying coffee when dry-processing. Coffee with plastic covers to protect the After coffee is picked, it must be dried. In both dry-process and wet-process (and the other hybrid processes like pulp natural and forced demucilage) the coffee must always be dried before processing. In dry process from the morning dew.
Oh, and on top of all this coffee amazing-ness, Limmu Kossa has puppies running around… and they have their own bee hives that yield two types of In coffee, honey-like sweetness is often found, but we use terms such as refined honey (highly filtered and processed) as opposed to raw honey rustic honey sweetness. This form of sweetness is largely a dynamic (the farmers have the hives, not the dogs).