Origin Information

Grower
Lemma Edeto and his family
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Limu Gennet Woreda District in Western Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,850 – 2,000 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried in raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia Limu 3 Natural Nigusse Lemma GP coffee is sourced from a family-owned farm in Meto Gundb, in the Limu region of southwestern Ethiopia. The owner, Lemma Edeto, began working in coffee 60 years ago and has passed down his knowledge to his sons, Nigusse and Haile, who operate the farm which their father recovered after it had been confiscated by the Derg regime in the 1970's. The farm sits at the highest elevation in the region with old growth shade trees, naturally spring-fed streams, and native varietals of heirloom coffee that grow organically by default. The family also mills the coffee, giving them full control of the processing up to the final export stage. In February 2014, Nigusse and his family were honored to win the African Taste of Harvest competition awarded by the African Fine Coffee Association.