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SwitchBox Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Nekisse

SwitchBox Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Nekisse

Post-Ethiopia Commodity Exchange in 2008, Ninety Plus had to pivot in a major way. With no longer having access to small farm holders picking the best garden coffee from some of their favorite sites in Aricha and Beloya, they moved to the private sector in Sidama and […]

Patriot Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Idido

Patriot Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Idido

Ethiopia Idido is famous in the world of Ethiopian Coffee. Named for the village located just a few kilometers from the cooperative and mill that were among the first in the world to craft meticulously prepared natural processed coffees under the name ‘Idido Misty Valley’. […]

Kings Arms Coffee Company // Ethiopia Tencho Limu Inara

Kings Arms Coffee Company // Ethiopia Tencho Limu Inara

In the Limu Kosa wareda (neighborhood/district), coffee growers wanted to escape the low-paying loop of individual farmers selling small lots to private traders for low prices. So they formed the Ethiopia Tencho Cooperative in 2008, and in 2010, they built their own wet mill with the help of TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works in 29 countries to help men and women build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

Unyieldingly committed to improving their coffee quality, members of the Tencho co-op are now actually able to make a living from their coffee; their success is inspiring other growers in their area and bringing international attention to the delicious coffees coming out of Jimma.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Ethiopia Tencho Limu Inara, from Kings Arms Coffee Company in Tampa, Florida. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS

origin: Limu Kosa, Oromia, Ethiopia
farm: N/A
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Ethiopia Tencho Cooperative
elevation: 1900 – 2100 meters above sea level
cultivars: Ethiopia Heirloom
process: fully washed, raised bed dried

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma of this Ethiopia Limu Inara is pretty unique – definitely unlike that of a Yirgacheffe or a Sidama. Instead of big berry bombs or fragrant floral nuances, the Limu Inara is sugar-forward and features distinct notes of dark chocolate and caramel, and further scents of citrus and black tea.

bittersweet dark chocolate, raw honey, orange, black tea through the finish

FINALTHOUGHTS

A fine representation of highland grown Ethiopian specialty coffee, this cup is balanced in flavor and acidity, with a sweet, full body. Excellent winey notes meld with jasmine, mandarin orange, and a delicate touch of honey in the finish.

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Bold Bean Coffee Roasters // Costa Rica Finca El Boyerito

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters // Costa Rica Finca El Boyerito

Finca El Boyerito—a .75 hectare farm near Acosta in the Tarrazú region of Costa Rica—was bought by Mr. Adan Monge, Ismael’s grandfather, in the 1950’s. After planting the farm with coffee and working on it for many years he gave it to his sons who […]

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters // Colombia Finca Salamina

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters // Colombia Finca Salamina

Ninety-one year old Euripides Aldana produces stunningly sweet coffees in southern Colombia on his estate, Finca Salamina. He has owned Finca Salamina since 1964 and has been a coffee producer his whole life.  Even at 91, Euripides is still very involved with the day-to-day production on […]