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Ethiopia Limu Borka Gudina

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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Farm Gate Yes
Grade 2
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations Full City - Full City+
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Basic source information: The farm is located in the Djimma Zone and Limu, Borka Gudina area. Their coffee grows at 1600-1800 metres.
I roasted samples of the Limu Borka Gudina darker than usual because my cupping of early samples tells me this is a body-oriented coffee, not one of these delicate and floral wet-process Ethiopias. The dry fragrance at FC roast has a malt chocolate sweetness, as well as toasted almonds. The wet aroma is quite roasty and pungent. The cup is all about chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate. It seems to be layered with different cocoa qualities that change as the coffee passes across the palate and as the cup cools. But there is also lemon and melon fruit flavors lurking behind the chocolate alkaloids, and they come out more as the cup reaches mouth temperature. It's a fairly low acid coffee for an Ethiopia, less brightness that other Limu coffees. This coffee might be slightly under-whelming as a brewed cup. But Borka Gudina is fantastic for SO espresso. It makes a balanced shot (unlike other wet-process Ethiopias with more acidity). At FC+ roast the espresso has creamy mouthfeel, chocolate, and very subdued fruited hints.