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    Re: ethiopian limmu

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    Has anyone yet cupped the Limmu from the most recent bean bay?

    Im ultra excited. Ive never had this bean before and Ive always wanted to try it.. so I just roasted 600gms (green) this morning.. I lost my CS card so .. generally I roasted until between first and second crack.. I also forgot my timer today so I have no idea how long it went for, it was an all eyes, ears and nose roast! Finishing with a medium woody brown colour.

    Initial thoughts on flavour based on chewing a few of the beans straight after the roast:

    The first flavour is an earthy cocoa which got quickly overtaken by caramel / toffee like flavours... coming in after that is tobaco leaf and a really nebulous wine like flavour reminiscent of lychee..

    Im looking forward to cupping it on Monday! Yummo.

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    I roasted some a week ago - I found it a very good latte - choc aftertaste good body - initial flavour gave a hint of vanilla not quite as good as the Gambella but still a very nice coffee. I would put it about 4th on my short list of coffee to buy. Roasted to CS 9 just into Second Crack.

    I did find it difficult to find the sweet spot with the grinder on this one. Took several days to get in the ball park. :-/

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    Re: ethiopian limmu

    I ran some limmu blue horse through my rottie oven recently, same deal, slowed it up to complete rolling second crack at 21 minutes and quick cool off, didnt have the patience for the weeks wait, but still an awesome brew through the la scala, to say the least.... You cant beat a good african, thats for sure

    Ray.

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    Yeah true ay, I cupped it today; very impressed. I like these sorts of beans.. it has a real buttery caramel/cocoa aroma on the grind, an absolutely devine smell - I could lock myself in a tank of it and live off it, its so good (too many Frank Herbert books lately).

    I made a fair few today, maybe even 7 or 8 cups.. one girl said "did you add cocoa to this?" .. another bloke who normally has sugar didnt need it.. so it has a good level of sweetness, awesome cocoa undertones, nice medium body with that fruity punch I described after my first bite.

    love it!

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    Re: ethiopian limmu

    Have just tried the Limmu Organic after 3 days of rest. Roasted to rolling 2nd crack. Heres some notes from my cup,

    the aroma reminds me of the Tanzanian coffee, deep, dark chocolate, there are definitely fruits in the aroma, a little bit of Yirgacheffe in the front palate, creamy buttery, a very delicate acidity, very complex coffee, a distance citrus, as the cup cools down its more and more balanced, loads of dark chocolate in the after finish.

    I did not notice a lot of Sweetness, probably due to my dark roast. Will roast a little bit lighter for the next batch probably before rolling 2nd crack. This has to be one of the best Ive ever cupped, right up there with the Toraja and the Sumatran Blue Batak.

    Again, excellent find Andy! :P :P



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