This rich, sweet Ethiopian really takes the cake… the rum cake, that is! Coava’s Kilenso Mokonissa is a natural Ethiopian with a wild side. A sweet, punchy aroma of wild blueberries and a subtle note of rum make it love at first sniff. Brewed up, the body is buttery and smooth like molasses, with notes of rum cake and fresh plum, almond biscotti, grape jam, and a light, effervescent finish of lavender florals and cocoa. One sip, and you’ll be ready to rumba.
Mokonissa is located in the high altitudes of the Sidama region in southern Ethiopia, one of the country’s most famous coffee-producing areas. The perfumey florals and fermenty fruit-bomb notes are a product of the natural, or dry-processing method, where the fruit of the coffee bean is allowed to remain on the bean as it dries. Coava Coffee Roasters has been featuring Ethiopia Mokonissa Kilenso for a few years now, which speaks highly of the reliability and consistency of this roast. We loved this coffee last year, and we love this latest iteration, in all its rum-cake, blueberry, and lavender glory.
Are you ready to be buttered up? Enjoy this rich, fruity sip of rum cake, florals, and fresh berries with Coava’s Kilenso Mokonissa. A cup this good doesn’t last forever, so reserve a bag for your own kitchen, and begin your day with a little plum, rum, and good cheer.
Joseph D. Gordon
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Did not expect to like this one -- I mean, really-- lavender and grape jam? I put off trying it because I thought I would just hate it, but I was wrong. I love being proved wrong. Totally odd flavors for coffee but they worked! Little bit of old school breakfast in a cup of coffee, hints of grape jam. I like creamer in my coffee, but tried this one black and it had a tiny bit of natural sweetness to it, would recommend trying it.|
Joseph D. Gordon
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I did not expect to like this one but I did -- flavors of lavender and grape jam did not appeal to me at all, but it wasn't bad at all. Slightly sweet, went very well with creamer. Great going out of my comfort zone and trying something new!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ this was another example of a yummy Ethiopian Loved its sweetness,|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Slightly sweet with a wonderfully full-bodied flavor. (pour over)|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I am sad that this seasonal coffee is not available and I look forward to it being available again. I usually put almond milk in my coffee, but this delicious bean was fantastic even black. A definite buy again when I can/ I adore the lavender note and you can really taste the jam.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ It had the acidity that I expect from Ethiopian coffees with a mellow aftertaste. I would buy this one again.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I found one of my new favorites!! I smelled it before I grinded it and i could definitely smell the grape. I brewed it in my ninja coffee maker and added a splash of vanilla creamer. It tastes so good! I definitely taste the grape and has an interesting after taste. Love it!|