FARM(S): 356 hectares of smallholder farmers
REGION: Jimma, Oromia, Ethiopia
PROCESSING METHOD(S): Washed
VARIETIES: Ethiopian Heirloom
ELEVATION: 2,000 meters above sea level
Limmu Kossa was established in 2000 and has 356 hectares of coffee farms growing Ethiopian heirloom coffee varieties. At Limmu Kossa, coffee is grown under forest shade, which helps the beans develop slower, becoming very dense and flavorful. Cherries are processed with two on-site environmentally friendly wet mills and one eco-mill equipped for both wet and dry processing. The farm also has a honey production operation consisting of more than 107 modern beehives, and has various social programs to support its workers and nearby farming communities.