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  1. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Very fetching; a very nice image.
     
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    Enjoyed a blend of Ethiopian and Yemeni coffee.
     
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    About to prepare a tasty Ethiopian coffee.
     
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    Received a bag of Ethiopian beans and enjoying the first cup of now. Yum!
     
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    Oh, envy. Drool.

    Sounds wonderful; do enjoy - I love Ethiopian coffee.
     
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    Ethiopian coffee coming up in my Le Creuset mug.
     
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    Bought some excellent Kenyan coffee today; am looking forward to preparing a blend with it and Ethiopian and Yemeni coffee over the coming days.
     
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    That sounds like a plan, let us know how it turns out.
     
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    The fun part will be playing with ratios and percentages.

    I was informed that the Kenyan, while smooth and sweet (which I like) is a little more robust than is usual for a Kenyan. Now, personally, I love the coffees from the region of the Horn of Africa, but tweaking the blends is always a challenge, as each bag of coffee from these micro plots is different to the others.

    Still, should be fun.

    As I have things to do tomorrow, I think I shall leave this fun experimentation until Sunday.
     
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    We're expecting heavy rains. Boiling up some ginger and cinnamon for a nice herbal tea later tonight. Though I am wanting to make a nice thick moka enriched with heavy cream and some brown sugar to be had with some Scottish shortbread cookies baked this morning. Mostly because I had insomnia.

    And a happy epiphany for anyone who's religious and celebrates it, I suppose.
     
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    About to prepare a coffee from the Horn of Africa (a blend of Ethiopian, Yemeni and Kenyan coffee).
     
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    Prepared a blend of Ethiopian and Kenyan coffee. Very tasty.
     
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    Ethiopian coffee this morning, brewed with a newly purchased percolator. To my surprise, it came out fantastic!
     
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    Ethiopian coffee is my favourite - I love the clean, clear, bright, notes you can get from the coffee.
     
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    Hmmm I haven't had percolated coffee in I don't know how long. I associate it with church lunches actually.
     
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    Done properly, it can be excellent; however, if memory serves, some percolated coffee is not (or used not be) kept sufficiently warm.

    And lukewarm coffee holds little allure.
     
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    It's wonderful for roses. That's about it. I've been craving a moka from one of the SS units we have but I worry about my small and slight cough that remains. I'll try in a week or two. I fancied a nice Cuban style coffee or one with frothed milk and cream sweetened with light brown sugar this morning.

    There's one more vacuum packed hunk of shortbread dough in the freezer. I'll get around to baking the cookies next week or the week after and have it with the coffee. Maybe a splash of bourbon, good rum or something equality enticing.


    As of now, some black tea. No idea what variety because I threw away the bag it came in. Though my guess is Kenyan ajiri.
     
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    Kenyan tea is lovely (as is Kenyan coffee).

    This morning, prepared a blend of Kenyan and Ethiopian coffee.
     
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    I received a Baratza Encore grinder for Xmas and am thoroughly enjoying it made via pour over with my ceramic Kalita wave.
     
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    What an excellent, thoughtful and appropriate gift. Glad to learn that you are enjoying it.

    As I shall be looking around for a good quality grinder myself, I would be most interested to learn more about yours.
     
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    Started a new bag of Dave's Coffee Colombia this morning. Excellent as always!
     
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    Having some of that nice Ajiri. Figured it was that because I hadn't bought any loose black tea since spring. Probably going to order some more soon along with some sencha, and maybe some jasmine bud green tea (whatever is available and of quality).

    Probably some rooibos or honeybush if I fancy it. I'm the only person who seems to like it.
     
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    Ethiopian and Kenyan coffee, a blend of my own devising.
     
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