This coffee is grown about 250 miles southwest of Addis Ababa, in the Gera district near the city of Djimma. The soil here is called a nitosol - a rich, red soil with a high clay content that is great for growing flavorful coffee. Gera is known for cooler, wetter weather. The highland climate is shadier and receives 8 months of rainfall, resulting in well-irrigated coffee that is bursting with flavor. The coffee trees here grow under a natural forest, allowing the beans to develop more slowly and take on fuller flavors. This coffee is hand-picked by small farmers, then pulped, washed, and laid out to dry. After drying, the washed beans are then carefully sorted to remove any defects, allowing the natural flavors of heirloom coffee varieties to carry through into the cup.
||Limu, Gera District