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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:17 AM   #4701
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Last week, I had the good fortune to obtain a coffee which came from Ethiopia - it came in a tin, labelled 'Sidamo' (which Mr Google helpfully informs me is simply another name - the name of the region - for where beans we know as our old 'Yirgacheffe' come from.)

Predictably delicious.
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Last week, I had the good fortune to obtain a coffee which came from Ethiopia - it came in a tin, labelled 'Sidamo' (which Mr Google helpfully informs me is simply another name - the name of the region - for where beans we know as our old 'Yirgacheffe' come from.)

Predictably delicious.
Well, I'm going to make a few cups of my Yrgacheffe Konga today. I'll be gone from home (and thus from good coffee) for about a week, so I better get my fix in.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 12:20 PM   #4703
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Well, I'm going to make a few cups of my Yrgacheffe Konga today. I'll be gone from home (and thus from good coffee) for about a week, so I better get my fix in.
Enjoy your well earned fix of Yrgacheffe Konga; know that I'm envious, not least because I have finished my own supply, and must set out for a spot of hunting or otherwise tracking down of some Ethiopian coffee.
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As an aside, I am currently on the prowl for a (reliable) source of very good Ethiopian coffee……Advice and suggestions most welcome…...
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As an aside, I am currently on the prowl for a (reliable) source of very good Ethiopian coffee……Advice and suggestions most welcome…...
The Konga is my current favorite at around a city+/FC roast.
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The Konga is my current favorite at around a city+/FC roast.
Excellent, and to be noted.

I am also seeking a source of supply……the ethiopiancoffeecompany.co.uk (which I stumbled over only this very afternoon) look to be a source worthy of further investigation…...
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Excellent, and to be noted.

I am also seeking a source of supply……the ethiopiancoffeecompany.co.uk (which I stumbled over only this very afternoon) look to be a source worthy of further investigation…...
I took a peek, and I suspect they're worth trying out!
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I took a peek, and I suspect they're worth trying out!
Yes, that is what I thought, too.

Hm..Tomorrow will be a busy day, then……any recommendations on specific Ethiopian coffees?
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Yes, that is what I thought, too.

Hm..Tomorrow will be a busy day, then……any recommendations on specific Ethiopian coffees?
I'd probably try the Sidamo - Guji 1 - Deri Kojao or the Yirgacheffe Aricha. I'm pretty sure I've had cups of the first in the past.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 06:24 PM   #4710
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I'd probably try the Sidamo - Guji 1 - Deri Kojao or the Yirgacheffe Aricha. I'm pretty sure I've had cups of the first in the past.
That is two to try, then. Duly noted. And thank you. (Phone and credit card to hand…….tomorrow, then…)

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As I am sure to have previously mentioned, I am on the subscription service from Blue Bottle and was notified the other day that this week's shipment is en route. This week it is The Three African's blend that several of us sampled last year with our friend Kurwenal.

I remember liking the blend and look forward to it again.
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As I am sure to have previously mentioned, I am on the subscription service from Blue Bottle and was notified the other day that this week's shipment is en route. This week it is The Three African's blend that several of us sampled last year with our friend Kurwenal.

I remember liking the blend and look forward to it again.
Ah, excellent, and really very nice to see you back with us.

Remind us again exactly what the 'Three Africans' Blend' (or is it Three African's?) actually is and what the three countries in question are.

Above all, do please let us know what the coffee is like. I suppose that what I really would like to know is whether or not Ethiopian coffee (my new favourite) makes an appearance in this mix.
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Ah, excellent, and really very nice to see you back with us.

Remind us again exactly what the 'Three Africans' Blend' (or is it Three African's?) actually is and what the three countries in question are.

Above all, do please let us know what the coffee is like. I suppose that what I really would like to know is whether or not Ethiopian coffee (my new favourite) makes an appearance in this mix.
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This coffee is generally a blend of Ugandan and two different Ethiopian coffees, which produce a big, chocolaty aroma. It excels in either the French press or the moka pot. Unlike some of our fancy-shmancy single origins, which tend to be nichey and polarizing, this blend has a very easy-to-like personality, good body, unthreatening complexity, and reasonably clean aftertaste. The Ethiopians – a Yirgacheffe and dry-processed Sidamo – leave subtle imprints of dried blueberries and cardamom, and clean up the slightly raisiny aftertaste of the Ugandan. A fairly dark roast, this inclusive blend will take milk or cream quite well. Some say damn well.
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Not just one but two Ethiopian coffees! Wow.

While, often, the descriptive paragraph which accompanies a coffee and which supplies details of the coffee in question can be a bit baffling, not to mention downright disingenuous (and/or hyperbolic), this is one of those rare descriptions which has my mouth watering……

Sounds delicious. Enjoy it….
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Not just one but two Ethiopian coffees! Wow.

While, often, the descriptive paragraph which accompanies a coffee and which supplies details of the coffee in question can be a bit baffling, not to mention downright disingenuous (and/or hyperbolic), this is one of those rare descriptions which has my mouth watering……

Sounds delicious. Enjoy it….
Did you order your beans from theethiopiancoffeecompany.co.uk yet?
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Did you order your beans from theethiopiancoffeecompany.co.uk yet?
No, not yet; been busy the past two days, but shall attempt to do so later today if possible.
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No, not yet; been busy the past two days, but shall attempt to do so later today if possible.
Great, let us know how you like them!
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Great, let us know how you like them!
Okay, an update - a coffee ordering update:

It is lashing rain this afternoon - I paid a rapid visit to the farmers' market earlier today, for my weekly fix of organic shopping.

Now, this evening I have just submitted an order to 'The Ethiopian Coffee Company'. Earlier, I had tried to reach them by phone - I was so looking forward to discussing these matters with fellow enthusiasts for Ethiopian coffee products (and about Ethiopian coffee producers).

Anyway, I ordered four to try out.

1. The Sidamo Guji 1 Deri Kojao.

2. Yirgacheffe Aricha.

3. Sidamo 1 Kebado.

And the fourth is a blend of three (each and all unknown to me until I read the details on this site) Ethiopian beans from three different regions, (Limu, Lekempti, and Djimma) which goes by the name of:

4. Abba Jiffar's Royal Blend.

As The Ehiopian Coffee Company is UK based, the cost of postage will not be the horror story I have become used to when ordering products from the US.

Anyway, I will let you all know when the coffee arrives and what it tastes like.
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Okay, an update - a coffee ordering update:

It is lashing rain this afternoon - I paid a rapid visit to the farmers' market earlier today, for my weekly fix of organic shopping.

Now, this evening I have just submitted an order to 'The Ethiopian Coffee Company'. Earlier, I had tried to reach them by phone - I was so looking forward to discussing these matters with fellow enthusiasts for Ethiopian coffee products (and about Ethiopian coffee producers).

Anyway, I ordered four to try out.

1. The Sidamo Guji 1 Deri Kojao.

2. Yirgacheffe Aricha.

3. Sidamo 1 Kebado.

And the fourth is a blend of three (each and all unknown to me until I read the details on this site) Ethiopian beans from three different regions, (Limu, Lekempti, and Djimma) which goes by the name of:

4. Abba Jiffar's Royal Blend.

As The Ehiopian Coffee Company is UK based, the cost of postage will not be the horror story I have become used to when ordering products from the US.

Anyway, I will let you all know when the coffee arrives and what it tastes like.
Excellent. Poking around their website I got the impression they may be doing a very nice job. And it seems their prices for roasted beans aren't quite as inflated as some of their counterparts across the pond.
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