Kings Arms Coffee Co. is a roaster and cart/pop-up coffee company that operates out of Revival Ministries International in Tampa, Florida. Check out the links below and let’s see what this coffee has to offer!
The bad/good news is that this coffee has sold out since I received my sample, so check out Kings Arms’ offerings here!
KINGS ARMS COFFEE CO. LIMU INARA
As luck often has it, the gentlemen at Kings Arms sold out of this Ethiopian selection before I could get my review to press! Dang! We’ll check this coffee out, anyway, and see Drew’s review at Corner of the Cafe, too. Kings Arms Coffee Co. was founded by Tony Geers and Tim Jooste with two missions: make great coffee and help feed the hungry. 10% of sales from every bag go toward feeding the hungry and it’s always a nice thing when someone’s passion, business and calling can interweave.
The coffee they sent me to try was their Limu Inara (sometimes spelled “Ennaria” because there are no right or wrong spelling when you’re spelling Amharic, Ethiopia’s native language!), an Ethiopian coffee from Limu in the Oromia region of central Ethiopia. A lot of coffee comes out of this area and much of it is washed, like this selection. The gents at Kings Arms Coffee Co. said it, “shows a complex citrus brightness with a medium cocoa body.” This coffee consists of heirloom varietals grown in the 1900-2100masl range.
I tried this Limu Inara out using my usual pourover method as well as Brian Beyke’s Aeropress Stubby recipe, and Aeropress was the way to go, for me. The Aeropress brought out more of the citrus and it was a livelier coffee than what I was getting with my pourover. In the aroma I was getting some orange, coffee sweetness and even hints of cherry. In the sip, this coffee has some round body I wouldn’t expect from a washed Ethiopian coffee or a fast Aeropress like the Stubby, but the mouthfeel of this coffee was full and it had a lingering aftertaste, too. I found some orange sweetness and acidity as well as hints of lime in this coffee. The base was very sweet but the lime acidity carried all the way through the cup and into the finish, which was a tad dry. The aftertaste had notes of dried cherries in it for me, too.
This was a nicely balanced, well-roasted coffee that checked all the boxes for me for a washed Ethiopian: nice body and mouthfeel, pleasant acidity and brightness and sweetness. I’m sorry you can’t get this crop of Limu Inara from Kings Arms Coffee Co. now, but check out their other offerings and put this one on your calendar for next year!