Crimson Cup’s Award-winning Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Coffee is Back

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is now roasting a new crop of its multi-award-winning Ethiopian Kossa Kebena organic coffee.

This organic 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.
“We’re excited to bring back one of our favorite coffees,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Ethiopian Kossa Kebena exemplifies our FocusonGood. “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,” he explained. “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.”

Ohio coffee lovers can enjoy Ethiopian Kossa Kebena at the roaster’s Crimson flagship coffee house and at its Crimson Cup coffee shops in Clintonville, Upper Arlington, Tallmadge, and West Chester.
12-ounce bags of whole-bean coffee are available for home delivery online

To produce this award-winning coffee, farmers in Ethiopia’s Limmu region 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 Crimson Cup’s 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.” After harvest, the coffee is dry processed on raised bed, then given a light roast by Crimson Cup. The result is an exceptional cupof coffee with a syrupy body and tasting notes of bright fruit and sweet berries.

Be sure to act fast: Crimson Cup sold out its previous supply of the Kossa Kebena crop after BrewDog incorporated the outstanding craft coffee in its limited-edition Triple Ripple nonalcoholic stout.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Since May 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has roasted award-winning sustainably sourced craft coffee for consumers and wholesale customers. Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, the company teaches entrepreneurs how to open a coffee shop in their local communities. By developing a coffee shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into how much it costs to start a coffee shop. Their coffee is available in over 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 30 states, Guam and Bangladesh. The company also operates several Crimson Cup Coffee Houses and a Crimson retail flagship store.

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