Introducing Project Coffee: Our New Line of Limited-Release Coffees

Crimson Cup Project CoffeeWe’re excited to introduce Project Coffee, a new line of rare, limited-release coffees designed for the coffee connoisseur!

The initial Project Coffee offering includes 100 gram bags of Colombian Café 1959 Mokka and Ethiopian Heirloom coffees packaged in a distinctive white ceramic container and priced at $28.

“These are coffees that are considered rare, even to the most seasoned coffee lover,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “They’re the kind of coffees a coffee lover might want to check off their bucket list.”

The Crimson Cup coffee buying team travels more than 45,000 miles annually to cup and source coffees around the world. Project Coffee offerings represent the rarest and finest of their discoveries.

“You might not ever see these coffees on the shelf again, whether it’s due to the rarity of the variety, or the scarcity of production,” said Education and Sustainability Director Brandon Bir. “Much like vintage wines, these coffees are meant for connoisseurs.”

Rare Bourbon mutant Mokka trees with very small seeds yield Café 1959 Colombia Mokka. Produced by La Sedelia Estate & Café 1959 in the Armenia region of Colombia, the coffee grows at elevations of 7,050 feet. After an American roast, this cherry-dried coffee displays tasting notes of cherry pastry, champagne and rosé wine. To bring out optimal flavors, Crimson Cup recommends brewing this coffee with a Hario v60 using 25 grams of fine-ground coffee to 375 grams of filtered water at 200 degrees.

Heirloom variety coffee trees grown at an altitude of 5,000 to 6,200 feet in Ethiopia’s Limmu Kossa District produce Crimson Cup’s Ethiopian Heirloom coffee. Dry processed on raised beds and lightly roasted, the coffee has a syrupy body and tasting notes of bright fruit and sweet berries.  Crimson Cup recommends using a Hario v60 brewing system with 25 grams of coffee to 400 grams of filtered water at 202 degrees to bring out optimal flavors in this organic coffee.

We sourced Colombian Café 1959 Mokka and Ethiopian Heirloom coffees through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. Through Friend2Farmer, we pay an above-market premium for the coffee to fund agricultural and community improvements.

“Personal relationships form the foundation of our Friend2Farmer program,” Greg said. “By traveling to meet with coffee farmers, we discover exceptional coffees while obtaining a better understanding of growing conditions and community needs.”

Project Coffee offerings are available while supplies last at the central Ohio Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington. Once they’re gone, we may never see these coffees again.

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