Ethiopian Kossa Kebena is a 2017 Good Food Awards Finalist!December 23, 2022 (Published: November 17, 2016)
Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena sure does like to compete!
We are thrilled to announce that this coffee has been named a finalist in the 2017 Good Food Awards competition. As Sprudge observed, Crimson Cup is the first and only Ohio roaster in the coffee category.
“We’re excited to be recognized once again among the country’s top coffee roasters in a competition that recognizes both excellence and sustainable sourcing,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert.
The Good Food Awards celebrate tasty, authentic and responsible foods. Now in its seventh year, the competition includes entries in 14 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves and spirits. Award winners will be announced January 20, 2017 at the Good Food Awards ceremony held at the historic Herbst Theater in the San Francisco War Memorial.
The 2017 finalists rose to the top in a blind tasting of the 2,059 entries from nearly every state and passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they met specific Good Food Awards standards around environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain.
Organic Ethiopian Kossa Kebena is part of our Friend2Farmer line of direct-trade coffees. It is produced by a farm in Western Ethiopia’s Limmu Kossa District. A member of the Kossa Geshe co-op, the farm occupies part of the dense Kebena Forest.
“Heirloom varietals grown at an altitude of 1,900 to 2,100 meters are naturally processed on raised beds to produce this outstanding coffee,” said Brandon Bir, coffee sourcing and education manager for Crimson Cup. He visited the farm earlier this year.