Ethiopian Kossa Kebena wins 2020 Good Meals Award

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We simply gained a prestigious meals world award that has all of us at Crimson Cup high-fiving each other!

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena espresso gained a 2020 Good Meals Award.

One of many high honors within the meals business, Good Meals Awards acknowledge firms creating a greater American meals tradition. That’s us!

Crimson Cup Innovation Lab Supervisor Joe Capatosto accepted the award Friday, January 17 at a star-studded awards ceremony on the San Francisco Conflict Memorial and Performing Arts Middle.

“It was an unimaginable honor to signify Ohio among the many nation’s high craft espresso and meals firms,” he stated. “Collectively, we’re working to create a extra sustainable and affluent future for espresso and the farmers who develop it.”

We supply the espresso from Ethiopia’s Limmu area.

“Kudos to Abdulhi Sherif, proprietor and supervisor of Ketim Plc., and all of the farmers of the area for producing such an distinctive crop yr after yr!” stated Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Their natural rising strategies yield great-tasting espresso whereas constructing soil well being for the following nice crop.”

A member of the Kossa Geshe co-op, the 1,000-hectare farm was established in 2009 to safeguard a part of the nation’s remaining dense forest.

“The farm grows heirloom selection espresso timber at an altitude of 5,000 to six,200 ft,” stated Sustainability and Training Director Brandon Bir.

“The espresso is dry processed on raised beds, then given a light-weight roast by Crimson Cup,” he stated. “The result’s an distinctive espresso with a syrupy physique and tasting notes of brilliant fruit and candy berries.”

Brandon has labored with the farm since 2016 by our Friend2Farmer direct commerce initiative. We assist environmental, financial and social efforts to maintain crops and communities.

“We developed Friend2Farmer to attach farmers and low customers,” Brandon stated. “Shoppers pay extra for distinctive espresso. When growers earn extra, they’ll put money into farms and communities.

That is Crimson Cup’s second Good Meals Award. Ethiopian Kossa Kebena gained in 2017 and was a 2019 finalist.

Now in its 10th yr, the Good Meals Awards rejoice tasty, genuine and accountable meals. The 17 classes embody: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, espresso, confections, elixirs, fish, grains, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks and spirits.

Entries handed a rigorous vetting to verify they met Good Meals Awards requirements emphasizing equity and transparency from seed to plate or cup. These embody environmentally sound agriculture practices, sourcing transparency and accountable relationships all through the provision chain.

We invite you to take pleasure in Ethiopian Kossa Kebena at Crimson Cup Espresso Homes in Clintonville, Higher Arlington and Tallmadge, Ohio. A 16-ounce drip espresso sells for $2.50, and a pour-over drink prices $4.75.

Or, you get up with this award-winning espresso at residence. On our web site, 12-ounce baggage of Kossa Kebena retail for $16.50.

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