Award-winning Ethiopia Kossa Kebena Coffee is Back!

May 10, 2022 (Published: January 21, 2022)
Photo of Good Food Award winner Ethiopian Kossa Kebena

Photo of Good Food Award winner Ethiopian Kossa KebenaNow roasting: a new crop of our multi-award-winning Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee!

This exceptional craft coffee won 2020 and 2017 Good Food Awards and has taken home several medals at Golden Bean North America, the world’s biggest coffee roasting competition.

Kossa Kebena exemplifies our Focus on Good

“Pouring a cup of coffee is about more than just enjoying a delicious drink. It’s about focusing on the good the coffee can create,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert.

“From empowering our people to do their best, to supporting our farmers and their coffee growing communities around the world, we focus on initiatives that make lives better.”

Where to Experience Ethiopian Kossa Kebena

Ohio coffee lovers can enjoy Ethiopian Kossa Kebena at our Crimson retail flagship and Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville, Upper Arlington, Tallmadge and West Chester, Ohio.

You also can order 12-ounce bags of whole-bean coffee for home delivery on Amazon and the Crimson and Crimson Cup websites for $17.50.

The coffee also is available at select independent coffee shops in 30 states supported by our coffee shop startup program.

The Story of an Award-winning Organic Coffee

Ethiopia coffee bagsIt all starts in Ethiopia’s Limmu region, where farmers grow heirloom variety coffee trees at an altitude of 5,000 to 6,200 feet.

A member of the Kossa Geshe co-op, the 1,000-hectare farm was established in 2009 to safeguard part of the country’s remaining dense forest.

Sustainability Director Brandon Bir has worked with the farm since 2016 through our Friend2Farmer initiatives, which support environmental, economic and social efforts to sustain crops and communities.

“It’s a pleasure to keep working with Abdulhi Sherif, owner and manager of Ketim Plc., and his farmers!” Bir said. “Their organic growing methods produce a standout crop year after year.”

“Abdul continues to push the boundaries of coffee production in this region, experimenting with processing and cultivation, all for the sake of producing some of Ethiopia’s finest coffee.”

After harvest, the coffee is dry processed on raised beds. When it arrives in Columbus, our roasting team gives it a light roast.

The result is an exceptional cup with a syrupy body and tasting notes of bright fruit and sweet berries.

Crimson Cup sold out its supply of the previous Kossa Kebena crop after BrewDog incorporated this outstanding craft coffee in its limited edition Triple Ripple nonalcoholic stout.

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