- View all products (0)
- Your cart is currently empty.
Ethiopia Kossa Geshe
- 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.