Cupping Notes: Very Berry, Spice, Floral
30 kilometers north of Yirga Cheffe is the town of Gwangwa, near Lake Abaya.
Farmers here cultivate a coffee that is notable for its “very berry”, spicy, floral notes. When we open a new burlap & plastic sealed bag of Gwanga, our roasting room fills with a delicious fruity fragrance. We can’t wait to roast this exquisite coffee! We use the same profile as the Yirgacheffe Light, dumping the coffee at the first hint of the second crack.
We purchase this green coffee from Dominion Trading, which funds schools and clinics in Ethiopia from their coffee importation and roasting business, in a similar manner as we do with our friends in Nicaragua. This is truly "100% Certified Humanic" coffee.
We are coffee lovers! It is the friendship drink. Relationships are formed and cultivated over a loving cup!
photo: Laura and I were walking through Kiwastara one day visiting our school when we encountered one of our students with her Amazon parrot. These beautiful birds are indigenous to the Coco River, and each morning we watch them all fly together across the river and then they seem to fly back in the late afternoon.
These birds fly in formation, talking to each other as they fly. You can see them turn their heads as they squawk to one another.