Many years ago, I remember visiting a coffee shop name Limu Coffee, in New Brighton, MN. This coffee shop was owned and run by an Ethiopian woman (forgive me because I have forgotton her name). She came to Minnesota from Ethiopia and built this coffee shop. Daily, she serves tasty baked goods and wonderful coffee. If you are in the neighborhoood, you need to stop by. It was at her coffee shop where I had the most delicious cup of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee that I had ever tasted. I never knew coffee could be so diverse and different. I was hooked! Ethiopia is home to the most genetically diverse coffee plants in the world, which makes it the most likely birthplace of coffee. As a tribute to Limu Coffee in New Brighton, MN, we are offering an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee that we purchased from Café Imports in Minneapolis, MN. It has a delicate mouthfeel with floral tasting notes of caramelized sugar, black tea, and peaches. This coffee is juicy and very complex.
This regional select Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is produced in small roast batches and hand packaged by Ox and Crow Coffee Roasters, a woman owned coffee roaster in Lake Elmo, MN. This coffee is meant to be savored all on its own. We recommend brewing this coffee with a Hario V60 pour over system using 198 degree Fahrenheit water at a brew ratio of 16 parts water to one part coffee. We selected a finer than drip coffee grind to time our brew process to 3 minutes after a 30 second wait period for coffee blooming. As it cools, look for the peach notes in the flavor profile to come alive. Truly, it is an experience worth having!