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Ethiopia Kossa Geshe Ethiopia Kossa Geshe

Ethiopia Kossa Geshe

$21.90 per 12oz bag
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  • Country – Ethiopia  
  • Region – Jimma Zone, Limmu Kossa District, Western Ethiopia 
  • Farm- Kossa Geshe 
  • Varietal – Heirloom
  • Elevation – 1,800 meters
  • Process – Natural     
  • Roast –  Light

Cupping Notes:  Strawberry wine, chocolate ganache, lemon.  

Zoka Cupping Score: 89

This is a Single Farm Estate coffee.  

This particular coffee harvest was named Abdu Special, and we couldn’t agree more - it is special!  For several years now we have been buying from this 1,000 hectare Organic farm (Jeff Babcock, Zoka Founder/CEO, visited in 2017). This year’s crop is exceptional and the flavor notes of strawberry and Ganache really stand out thanks to the natural process.  

A natural process means very little water was needed for processing. The coffee was harvested and then laid out to dry in the full cherry, on a 7,500 square meter dryer patio, with close monitoring by staff. Once fully dried, the seed is separated from the cherry. Natural coffees tend to have a vivid, wine-like taste as a result of the flavors of the cherry sinking directly into the bean. 

Kossa Geshe was established in 2009, in the Kebena Forest, through a land grant from Ethiopia’s investment agency to protect some of the last remaining dense forest in the country. 

Ethiopia has a special relationship with coffee - it’s the birthplace of the coffee tree and the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world.  Coffee makes up about 40% of Ethiopia’s export market and nearly 15% of the population is employed by the coffee industry.    

Photo: Farm Owner Abdul smelling natural process cherry.