Ethiopia is the birth place of coffee and one of the prominent organic coffee grower in the world.
There are four types of coffee production systems in Ethiopia: forest coffee, semi-forest coffee, garden coffee and plantation coffee. Ninety five percent of the coffee produced under these systems is considered to be organic.
The region of Sidama is in southern Ethiopia. It encompasses many individual origins, including, geographically, the area of Yirgacheffe. However, Yirgacheffe is classified as its own separate origin. In this section, we discuss Sidama as a designated coffee origin.
Limu coffee grows in the southwest of Ethiopia between 3,600 and 6,200 feet. Limu coffee (all washed) generally has a milder acidity than Sidama and Yirgacheffe; the flavors generally characterized by a balanced and clean cup.