Product Details

Ethiopia Limu Co2 Decaf

Cup profile and tasting notes

Wild taste from the off with a firm round chocolate body and a malty caramel sweetness, in fact very sweet. This coffee is rich and has a great depth to the cup for a decaf with a winey finish and a clean aftertaste. Very smooth and very well balanced.

Coffee Limu
Farm Various small growers
Variety Heirloom
Process Washed
Altitude 1800 - 2200 masl
Owner Various small growers
Region Oromia
Country Ethiopia
Certification Co2 Decaf


Average rating

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Karen Baker
I really enjoyed this coffee. It has a lovely flavour and is a very good decaf.
Steven Fettner
The Ethiopian Decaf - we both had a cup and there is a flavour in it that we didn't like. I can't put my finger on it but it tasted wrong. So much so I don't think we will be making more. The Kenya is our favourite so far, I thought the Brazil was what a 'damn good cup of coffee' should be. It is less complicated then the others, but good. The Sumatra was a big hit with Wendy, I found it almost on the verge of too complicated flavours. But drinkable.
Andrew Maxwell
Beautifully rounded flavours and as far as decaf's go, most satisfying!
Martin Bottomley
I recently had to switch to decaf due to health issues and I thought that I would never enjoy coffee again - Then I discovered Ethiopia Djimmah. This coffee is the best I have ever tasted. Not just the best decaf....The best coffee!
Sarah Wood
An absolutely superb decaf! Would have fooled me any day. Lovely biscuity tones typical of an Ethiopian coffee with a full body and rich velvety texture. Wonderful!
Mrs E F Clancy
My 2nd review because the last delivery I had was even better. Have you done something to it? More aroma, flavour and crema. Even my husband who's a caffeeine beast thought it was great. Hello Liz - this would be our new roaster
Andrew Hill
OMG! How good is this coffee?! I like all the decafs on offer at CoffeeReal but this is a standout. Gorgeous sweetness with a little smokeyness and complexities that make you crave more.
Peter Smyth
I can not believe this coffee is a decaf - no way. So smooth and full of flavour as per the tasting notes - such body like I have never tasted in a decaf. Brewed at 18g per 250g via V60 paper drip. Coffee Real this is outstanding
Liz Clancy
Oh my goodness! Well done Coffee Real, a fabulous decaff, think its your best. Its got all the body taste and aroma of a caffeinated esspresso.
Excellent - bought this based on reviews and wasn't disappointed. Has great depth, and you wouldn't know it was decaf.
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Our Delivery Policy

Where do we deliver?

We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:

UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

How long will it take?

We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.

All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.

Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day

UK Mail Next Day  - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.

If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.

How do we keep you updated as to the status of your order.

Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.

Do we meet our delivery deadlines?

We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.

Why don't we offer free postage?

Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.

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Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed.  During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them.  You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email.  If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.

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You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.

Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must  have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.

Please note that orders that have been ground to order (e.g - not whole roasted beans) may be exempt from our usual returns policy, as these represent a customised special order item. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned. Coffee Real will not refund the cost of postage incurred in returning a item.

If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.

We cannot cancel your purchase when:

The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.

To qualify for a refund or exchange the product must be:

In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.

If you have a coffee subscription with us please note that if you change your address and/or product profile in your account settings after the purchase date this will not update your current order, only future orders and thus you will need to notify us by email of any changes you wish to make.

Additional Information:

This unusual decaf is a washed coffee and grown in south western Ethiopia in the regions of Oromia. Although these areas account for around 50% of the coffee exported from Ethiopia (most of it commercial grade) they also produce a restricted amount of speciality grade coffee which is mainly forest harvested.

Forest harvested basically means it is self sown and grows under the shade of natural forest trees. Forest coffee offers a wide diversity for selection and breeding so as to have plant stock selected for disease resistance, high yields and top quality in terms of aroma as well as flavour. Forest coffee accounts for about 10% of the total coffee production in Ethiopia.

Co2 Process:

Coffee beans are mixed with pure water.

  • When the coffee absorbs the water the grains expand, their pores get opened and the caffeine molecules become mobile.
  • At this point carbon dioxide is added ( A 100% Natural Element) at a 100 atmospheres pressure to the pure water.
  • Basically the water and the carbon dioxide are mixed to create sparkling water.
  • The carbon dioxide acts like a magnet and attracts all the caffeine molecules that become movable.
  • When the caffeine is captured by the carbon dioxide, this is removed.
  • The carbon dioxide is very selective and it doesn't touch the carbohydrates and proteins of the coffee beans.
  • The carbohydrates and the proteins are the ones that give the coffee the flavor and smell after it is made.
  • When the carbon dioxide has finished removing the caffeine, the coffee seeds are dried naturally
  • Carbon dioxide is then recycled and caffeine is sold for other commercial uses.

Benefits of this method:

  • Extracts caffeine effectively. Is a direct contact method but does not use chemicals.
  • Does not chemically affect proteins or carbohydrates of the coffee beans.
  • The byproducts are natural and a 100% recyclable.