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Ethiopia Kossa Geshe Moata special prep

Ethiopia Kossa Geshe Moata special prep

Coffee Flavor and Roast Profile

Pineapple, nectarine, strawberry, malic, red apple, very sweet, clean natural, no funk, juicy, complex, sparkling. In contrast to our regular Kossa Geshe offering, this special prep lot is roasted lighter to emphasize the sparkling acidity and complexity of flavors not usually found in a natural processed Ethiopian coffee.

About this Coffee

5 Years of Kossa Geshe

Kossa Geshe was one of the first lots that we targeted for year-over-year purchasing from our partners at Crop to Cup. Our 5th year of purchasing comes with this most recent lot. We are proud of the amazing work taking place at the community level, and prouder still that our customers enjoy this coffee as we do, year after year. Your purchase of these coffees have tangible impacts: over the last 5 years re-investment in the community at Kossa Geshe has produced worker housing, running-water bathroom facilities, a schoolhouse, numerous road improvements, organic certification, concrete drying patios, numerous industry awards including Good Food Awards, and more.

One surprise for 2020-21 is this brilliant Moata special prep. This is a lot separation done to pick the most consistently ripe cherries and process them separately from the main Kossa Geshe lots. The result is an unprecedented clean cup for a naturally processed coffee. We already buy Kossa Geshe for it's clean character, but this lot separation may fool you into thinking this is a washed. it's that clean and vibrant.

The below exerpt is from 2019. Our thoughts on this coffee from a past harvest:
It's difficult to quantify our desire for a certain quality of coffees in the face of our farmers facing conflict nearly everyday. The coup attempt earlier this year is just this year's version of events that put working farmers and laborers in dire situations. It's a way of life in many of the countries we source from. 

Still, Kossa Geshe is yet another supreme effort from this community. 4 years into purchasing from this community has lead to numerous benefits for these farmers and workers. The list is large-- these big differentials really do make tangible impacts in this community. A schoolhouse, worker kitchens, running water bathrooms, worker housing, improved roads, a concrete drying patio, and other improvements have been built in this community since we starting purchasing in 2016. A big part of this work is the relationship between Abdulwahid, the community leader of Kossa Geshe, and our partners at Crop to Cup. 

Abdulwahid stands under mature coffee trees. Crop to Cup

How we drink it

This natural process Ethiopian shines like few single origins can on every method.


Region: Limmu


Special prep: lot separation


Trade partner

Crop to Cup