Flavour Notes: Tea, bergamot, lemon & peach aromatics, with violets and jasmine to finish.
This is a single estate organic coffee, named for the farm owner Gidey Berhe. A feeling of quiet solitude pervades among the native trees and, perhaps due to the natural biodiversity and the fact that coffee is native to Ethiopia, these are some of the happiest and healthiest coffee trees you’ll see anywhere in the world. In our opinion – some of the most delicious too.
100% Arabica Coffee, organic, shade grown, fully washed.
Gidey Berhe is the owner of Limu Kossa Agro Industry PLC. It’s not a very catchy name for a coffee farm, so our supplier decided, with his blessing, to name the coffee after the man himself. Located far in the West of Ethiopia in an area known as Limu Kossa, Gidey farms his coffee on a 350 hectare farm that sits at 1840-2130 meters above sea level. The farm is meticulously maintained, from the trees to the signs dividing the lot sections. The land was once wild forest and has been thinned slightly to accommodate the coffee, but the feeling of quiet solitude pervades amongst the native trees.
Ethiopia is widely regarded as the birth place of coffee. The legend of Kaldi, the goat herder that allegedly discovered the effects of the bright red cherries growing wild in the Ethiopian forest, is pervasive. The legend likely bears some resemblance to the truth despite the dramatisation added in the telling of the tale. The fact that Coffee is native to Ethiopia is indisputable and this becomes clear when one walks into the famous forest coffee plantations. Growing happily amongst the native forest are the healthiest and happiest coffee trees you’ll see anywhere in the world. Organic production is widespread in Ethiopia where in many countries this is completely unviable due to pervasive disease. It may be the diversity afforded by the forest growing environment slows the spread of disease. There are many contributing factors to the uniqueness of Ethiopian coffee from the growing systems to the diversity of varieties. The result is a country filled with coffee that is some of the best quality in the world.
Variety – Heirloom: These heirloom Arabica varieties most resemble the Typica coffee plant, though there is no exact way of tracing their development. There are over 1000 individual heirloom Arabica coffee varieties growing wild in the forests of Ethiopia. These varieties are responsible for some of the most coveted cup profiles in the world.
1840 – 2130m
1kg bag, 227g pouch, 227g tin