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Ethiopia Limu Jimma -Alaga Sekala

There are jasmine tea notes, and peach pie (...pie crust as well at City+ roast). As it cools the cup gets bolder, with orange peel, and even stronger jasmine notes at City roast, along with hazelnut roast notes. Body is light, but suits the mouth-refreshing character of this coffee. City to City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Arrival date Sep 26 2011
Lot size 100bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Farm Gate Yes
Grade 15+
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 15-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ roast levels are ideal. Darker roasts have nice creamy chocolate tones, but lose some of the fruit and jasmine notes.
Weight 1 LB
Alaga Sekala is a cooperative wet mill near Jimma, western Ethiopia. It is actually in a zone that was sold with the appellation of south Limu coffee, hence the hyphenated Limu-Jimma. The station is at 1850 meters with most of the coffee coming from the higher zones surrounding the site, from 1900-2100 meters. It is just down the road from the Wakito Madallu cooperative we also are offering this year, and the coffees have much in common. Alaga Sekala Cooperative is part of a new initiative we have in Ethiopia to work direct at the coop level. The program is administered by a non-government organization that not only coordinates agronomists and managers for each of the coops they work with, but also has a business adviser assigned that helps the cooperative manage their debt, re-invest in quality improvements at the mill, and verifies distribution of income to all members. Of course there is agronomy help and technical assistance, but aiding the coop in business aspects is a key difference with this program. Among the cooperatives here, Alaga Sekala has the distinction of winning a cup quality competition last year, and it is a very nice coffee this harvest too!
This coffee has a lot of peach-apricot fruit notes in the dry fragrance, as well as anise seed and almond essence. Adding hot water, the wet aromatics have even more fruit character, jammy sweet stone fruits, and panela raw sugar. The cup is fairly light in intensity, especially when it is hot. There are jasmine tea notes, and peach pie (...pie crust as well at City+ roast). As it cools the cup gets bolder, with orange peel, and even stronger jasmine notes at City roast, along with hazelnut roast notes. Body is light, but suits the mouth-refreshing character of this coffee.