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Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Ethiopia Kossa Kebena

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Origin: Limu Kossa District, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2016

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply sweet, enticingly rich. Peach, lime zest, almond, violet, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet, juicy acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The nuanced, resonant finish consolidates around peach and roasted cocoa nib.

Notes:

Certified organic. Limu is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Crimson Cup is a micro-roaster based in Columbus dedicated to offering high quality coffee and to helping independent cafes brew and serve it better. Visit www.crimsoncup.com or call 614-262-6212 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A fruit-driven, harmoniously balanced Ethiopia natural.

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