Ethiopia Limu Fair-Trade
|Roaster Location:||Americus, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Limu growing region, west-central Ethiopia|
|Review Date:||September 2002|
Blind Assessment: A rather aggressive roast contributes distinct charred notes, but they are richly charred notes, with a leathery twist and a tickle of dry fruit. The astringent finish is pleasantly complicated by dry chocolate.
Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning small-holding farmers have been paid an economically sustainable price for this coffee. Cafe Campesino is a coffee roasting company that also is a leading member of Cooperative Coffees, an innovative green-coffee-buying cooperative of small American roasters that specializes in importing coffees from their counterpart cooperatives in growing countries. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The coffee's distinction is largely lost in the roast, but the roast itself provides the mildly burned, bittersweet cup with a hint of complication that many coffee drinkers enjoy.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2002 tasting report: Ethiopias and Kenyas