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Ethiopia Kennisa


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Chemex

  • Espresso

  • Pour Over

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Generally, when showcasing Ethiopian coffees, we try to seek out the most classic of flavour profiles to best display what makes these coffees world famous.

This is yet another outstanding example of the best Ethiopia can offer up on the washed coffee front. Being the birthplace of coffee, this sort of complexity is to be expected and is certainly what we search for every year when we make our selections.

This coffee is outstandingly clean and complex with juicy notes of orange and syrupy apricot – there are rose like florals and an integrated raspberry-like acidity. Reminiscent of tea, this is a coffee to take your time over and savour. Ideally filtered and served black.

Key Stats

Location: Gomma, Jimma zone, Western EthiopiaAltitude: 1,700-2,000 maslPreparation: Washed Varietal: regional landrace and improved varietiesOwners: 305 Micro Entrepreneurs Flavours: Orange | Raspberry | Rose


This characterful lot comes to us from 305 micro-entrepreneurs that from in and around the village of Oma Funuel in the Gomma district of Jimma. It may be a relatively new setup, having only been in operation for 3 years, but the contributing farmers and cooperative itself are doing some amazing things on both an agricultural and processing level, producing standout coffee of a ridiculously high quality.

Just like our current Ethiopian Natural offering, this tasty washed lot also supports the amazing Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) through its purchase. This fantastic non-profit organisation works to try and keep girls in education in Ethiopia by fundraising for running scholarships designed to ensure the girls stay in school and avoid early marriage and pregnancy. Although the government has made it illegal to marry before the age of 18, there are still 18.74% of girls that are taken out of school and married by the age of 15. With athletics being so deeply embedded in Ethiopian culture (along with coffee!), it is a fact that running is considered a means to education and a better life. While most of the girls on this program do not go on to become professional athletes, the training provides an incentive for them to stay in school and complete their education. Our import partners, Falcon, have worked with this valuable initiative since 2015 by sponsoring young women and their mothers with healthcare, daily meals, uniform and athletic equipment, books, tutoring and access to school clubs and it is for this reason we purchase our Ethiopian coffee through them.

Brew Guides


Grind Setting: Very CoarseBrew Time: 6-6minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 60-63g : 1L
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Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minutes (for a one cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 16g : 250ml
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Grind Setting: Medium (slightly finer than for a Pour Over)Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 17g : 250ml
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Delivery Details

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with a 2-3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. If you have ordered a Nova Bakehouse cookie kit, this will be posted on the next available Tuesday along with any other items you have ordered. 



Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
regent turp
Something exotic from Ethiopia

This Kennisa bean has a delicious fruity flavour. Hints of orange and citrus. Medium grind on pour over. So quick to prepare. So, naturally accompanied it with toasted sour dough & marmalade. Took me to an exotic setting in Africa! What a way to start the morning! Thanks.

A fantastic, vibrant natural Ethiopian

I've bought up a fair few different Ethiopian coffees from various roasters this year and this is definitely up there as one of the most delicious and quaffable. It's a lovely clean cup that transforms from a juicy, tea-like brew into a very sweet and perfumed one as it cools down, leaving a lingering chocolate flavour after you're done.

steve dickinson

It is a lovely coffee if you're keen on fruity tones in your cup. When still very hot there is a noticeable sweetness with that hint of floral background which is good. However, as it cools the fruits begin to take over, especially the tangy orange with a softness of apricots to sweeten it. I've tried it at all stages now, including allowing it to cool to cold & cooling it further in the fridge before drinking. It simply WORKS very well in all situations. I think my favourite temperature to fully enjoy all of the fruity tones is in that zone just above warm and almost borderline-hot!! I am really enjoying drinking it. It is NEVER boring!!!

Mark Bowles

Ethiopia Geta Bore

regent turp
Breakfast with Geta Bore

Found this bean full of strong aromas of citrus fruit - orange, satsuma & apricot. Refreshing & lingering to the taste. So, I tried this with toast & marmalade and found myself sat at breakfast with Geta Bore. A delight!


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