The Drink: Limu From Barista On Duty
Type: Whole Bean
Overall Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5 Coffee Cups
Last November, an artisan roaster named Barista On Duty sent three coffees to review. Of the three, the Limu was my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong, it was still above average, but the Harrar and the Yirgacheffee were amazing. This time Johnny Milton, the man behind BODY promised that the coffees he sent me were going to be even better. I didn’t think it was possible, until I tasted the updated Harrar, but how did the Limu stack up?
Like the Harrar, he sent me enough to make the Limu in the moka pot and in a french press.
The moka pot created an espresso with a strong fruity aroma that raced into my nose. The smell was bold and had hints of citrus.
The taste was bitter and dirty initially, but after cooling it transformed into a completely different coffee. It had a winelike taste, with a burst of citrus around the edges. That was followed by a fruit/wine explosion, with a rush of flavor.
The only thing that I really didn’t like was the aftertaste. It tasted a little off to me and stuck around for a little too long.
The french press created a different aroma in the limu. It was a mix of earthy, wine like, cherry with a drop of chocolate mixed in.
The taste was similar – earthy, cherry/strawberry, light chocolate and a slightly sharp taste. Overall, delicious and more of a complete taste than what I remember from the first version of this coffee that I sampled.
It had a chocolate aftertaste and was exceptionally smooth overall.
The Harrar is still my favorite, but the Limu went from a 3.25 to a 3.5 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee rating scale.
Overall, another great coffee from Barista On Duty. As always, I look forward to whatever he throws in my direction next.