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The Ethiopian Limu coffee, an explosion of citus-sweetness at the coffee roasting establishment

Not many know the Limu coffee, as it is for sure not known as much as the Jamaica blue mountain, the Hawaii kona, or the Sidamo, but this Ethiopian coffee is, in my opinion, a real extraordinary taste experience.
This coffee, which I promote as much as possible when I can, grows not far from the capital Addis Ababa, just a little further north than the area in which the Sidamo grows. The best place in which it can grow is on the highlands between 1200 and 2000 meters.
The Limu is an Arabica, and its characteristics are the sweet and just a little bit spicy taste (like many Ethiopian coffees) together with the citrus flavour which is unique and someone has defined it as “an explosion of citrus”.
Its coffee bean is of medium size, of a bright green colour (before it is roasted of course) and it is oddly round to be an Arabica. The reason for its extraordinary taste is, for many, because it grows in “Tea gardens”, plantations in which the coffee beans are grown next to bananas, cinnamon and tea plantations. Therefore the coffee beans take a great variety and complexity of aromas. Some people think that the special aroma of this coffee depends on the density of its bean, let me go grind the coffee to see…

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Our 80/20 blend in the Alfredo bar in Cologne, won the delicatessen award for best Nordrhein-Westfalen bar.

It was during Mokaflor’s temporary german transfer to the ANUGA food & beverage fair, that we’ve received very good news from the land of the Rhein river.
The Alfredo bar in Cologne, a bar that serves Mokaflor coffee, has won the title for best bar of Nordrhein-Westfalen, one of the richest and most vivid german regions.

Reading the prize motivations, Mr. Carturan was recognized for a high quality and a great treatment of the clients.
We recognize him for the attention he gives to every detail, even with coffee. An 80 arabica and 20 robusta Mokaflor blend are used for the espresso and cappuccino at Alfredo, with a higher percentage of citrus fruit aroma and spiciness of the Ethiopian coffees (Sidamo and Limu) which are grown in the shade.
And to meet Mr. Carturan and his staff, watch the video of the award!

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