Nobletree Coffee

Ethiopia Limu Kossa Geshe

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Origin: Limu Woreda, Oromia Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2017

Agtron: 60/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Lush, fruit-toned. Very ripe blueberry, Cognac, oak, dark chocolate, lily in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, winy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around cocoa-toned blueberry, with suggestions of chocolate.


Limu (also Limmu) is a growing district in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasting companies five-years-old or younger for Coffee Review‘s February 2017 tasting report. Nobletree owns two farms in Brazil, operates a roastery in Brooklyn, New York, and currently operates one cafe in Manhattan with more planned. Visit nobletreecoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A decidedly fruit-centered natural-processed Ethiopia, with a tasteful edge of sweet ferment.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2017 tasting report: New Roasting Companies Carry the Third-Wave Torch

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