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  1. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    And enjoyed my coffee (yes, Kenyan) this morning.
     
  3. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Pressing of some peaberry and Kenya AA blend. Would have been peaberry and Ethiopian but the latter was sold out.

    Having seen a post by someone in a while. I do hope they're enjoying their milky sweet tea.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoying the last of my Kenyan coffee.

    Supplies need to be replenished this afternoon.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    I bought some highly recommended Ethiopian coffee this afternoon.
     
  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    You really need to get out and sample some of the South and Central American beans. Are they not available in Europe?
     
  7. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    They are available in Europe; in the past, I have had quite a few coffees from El Salvador that I have really liked.

    Rather, it is simply that in recent years, I have come to love the 'clean, bright, clear' notes that distinguish coffees from the Horn of Africa, from Ethiopia, Kenya and Yemen in particular.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoyed my Ethiopian coffee this (sunny) Sunday morning.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoying an Ethiopian coffee served with organic raw full fat milk, and organic brown sugar in my Le Creuset mug.
     
  10. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    Back to Ethiopia? I joined you this today when I picked up a coffee made with Ethiopian Sidamo beans at a good stand serving various organic snacks, light meals and beverages. Very nice on my train ride to work while browsing the news on my non-organic fruit phone.
     
  11. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Back to Ethiopia, indeed; and I love those 'clean, bright, clear' notes that you get with Ethiopian coffee.

    Yirgacheffe possibly ranks as my favourite within Ethiopia.
     
  12. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Pressing of some Ethiopian myself. Coffee roaster finally got their order in due to weather delays. Though I believe this is Limu as they were already sold out of Yirgacheffe.
     
  13. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Do enjoy; Limu is lovely, although my favourite remains Yirgacheffe.
     
  14. Zenithal, May 8, 2019
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    Yes, it's nice. Not as bright as your preference.


    Currently having some pressing of Kenyan AA. Spent a few hours outside sanitizing and getting some grafts ready. Cold weather made it difficult to do much with fingers and I remembered I had a bunch of clean medical syringes I get from time to time for doing specific garden things like delivering a specific amount of liquid hormone or antibiotic. Made debriding the cuts I'd made easier to work with and ensure no fungal growth popped up. Though I'm risking it seeing as we'll have some rain soon.

    Twisted the point portion of the needle into a loop with some needle nose pliers, capped it, crazy glued it shut and disposed it in bag with some canned foam for good measure. They sell the same damn syringes at farming/gardening centers but I'm not driving 100+ miles for them plus paying a premium for them.

    Neighbor way down the street with more back land than we have somehow manages to grow those small sweet plantain varieties. I know this is possible further south in the state but wasn't aware it was possible here. Something to look into.
     
  15. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoyed a mug of Ethiopian coffee with raw, organic, full fat double cream, and organic brown sugar.
     
  16. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I'm just finishing a cup of Ethiopian also, but straight up. I did notice no cream in the icebox, adding that to the housekeeper's shopping list.
     
  17. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Full fat, organic milk, (the kind that leaves a white moustache on your upper lip when you drink it as milk) works well with Ethiopian, Kenyan and Yemeni coffees, too.
     
  18. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoying another Ethiopian coffee with double cream (organic) and some organic brown sugar.
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Pressing of an African mix and a fistful of antibiotics.
     
  20. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    The African sounds good, time for my mid-day coffee soon. The antibiotics don't sound good though, get better.
     
  21. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    What does "the African mix" comprise of?
     
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    Nice, I like chicory in coffee but haven't had it for a long time. Should pop over to France to get some it's quite popular there.
     
  24. Zenithal, May 14, 2019
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    Tanzanian Peaberry, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Ethiopian Harrar.

    It was a demo blend the coffee roaster came up with. Don't think it complements each other well myself, but I also have a stuffy nose so that may be why...
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    Also incredibly vile. The only time I've managed to drink chicory was when it was in some tea mix I bought maybe four years ago now. Drinking on its own makes me sick. It and acorn coffee was popular in Europe during the war and well after.

    Though I haven't got a clue why the Americans drank it or still do in some parts. Then again this is the country that came out with Folgers...
     
  25. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Not a fan of chicory in coffee except when exploring historical footnotes.
     
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