Ok, yesterday morning my ever-indulgent wife tries the Dry Processed
Ethiopian Ghimbi I roasted in my Gene Cafe. I had tried it at work with my
little drip brewer and noted the powerful sweet fruit notes that Tom said
I'd get if I roasted it right. So the ever-indulgent tries it from our
super-auto (cafe crema) and says "Hey, this tastes like blueberrys!" I
hadn't figured out what fruit it was until she said that (she likes
blueberry yogurt so the taste was fresh in her mind).
So Yay! I got the blueberries!
But then today I got to thinking about it. Blueberries aren't native to
Africa. Most Ethiopian coffee farmers are very poor so they're not likely
to have even *seen* a blueberry, let alone tasted one.
So the question is: what do the Ethiopians think the fruit notes in the
coffees taste like?