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Origin: Kilenso Mokonisa, Oromia, Sidamo.
Elevation: 1900 to 1980m
Flavour: Stone fruit, deep cocoa
Ethiopian Kilenso Mokonisa
Kilenso Mokonisa is a single plantation, organic, Ethiopian coffee. Its quality is underpinned by the farm owners commitment to quality from seed to cup.
Fully traceable and Organic Ethiopian Coffee
A rare, fully traceable, organic, ethically sourced high-quality Ethiopian coffee.
It is is predominately available in accordance with region, for example Yirgacheffe and Sidamo (Mid-South/ Great Rift Valley).
The distribution, quality control and price is dictated by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX). This is great for creating an efficient trading platform.
Improving Lives in Ethiopia
A portion of profits are re-invested in the community, sponsoring over 650 schools in Kilenso Mokonisa.
They also utilise modern farming methods to maximise and rejuvenate land resources, and ensure that the natural environment is prioritised in the processing of the beans.
Ethiopian Coffee Taste
This country’s beans are known for their complex flavours of wine and fruit. Its medium acidity paired with a medium body produces a well-balanced taste.
Ethiopian beans share similar characteristics to other African coffees. However, they are generally described to be:
- Medium to full bodied, although lighter than Indonesia beans with less acidity
- A pleasant lingering finish with floral subtleties
- Rich and smooth
The Adams and Russell Ethiopian Kilenso Mokonisa has delicious notes of juicy berries, vanilla and deep cocoa.
The Story of the Discovery of Coffee in Ethiopia
The coffee plant was discovered in this country in the 11th century. Its white blossom smells like jasmine and its bean resembles a red cherry.
According to legend, the goat herder Kaldi stumbled across the plant when he noticed that his goats were full of energy and wouldn’t sleep at night after they ate some of the berries.
He then shared his findings with the local monastery who made a drink with the berries. They also experienced this high energy and alertness. The knowledge of the coffee plant soon began to spread.
Some believe this story to be true, although it is not fact.