we actually have some gethumbwini coming in feb, from the late fly
crop. not all gethumbwini is good ... it's a huge estate ... but they
do have occasional outstanding lots. tom
Oh, that adds to my pain, Scott! I really wanted to get some of that
Kenyan coffee! And not just because of Tom's description of it.
There was a PBS television series many years ago called "The Flame
Trees of Thika". It was about a family from England trying to start
a coffee plantation in Kenya. I think the storyline might have had a
biographical basis to it. Can't remember for sure, but when I saw
that Tom had some coffee to offer from that very region, I thought I
would just have to try some. Missed out, though.
On Jan 23, 2008 10:23 AM, Scott Bukofsky
Hi there folks. I just started a new roasting log for 2008 and I was
thumbing through my notes for 2007 roasts. I thought I would have
some fun and scribble down some awards for 2007.
Best coffee of 2007: Kenya Thika Gethumbwini Peaberry. Incredible
powerhouse of a coffee. In-your-face sweet grape aromas and flavors.
Grabs you and won't let go. Honorable mention: Idido Misty Valley,
Ethiopia Kochere District Yrgacheffe, Mexico Oaxaca Pluma
Best coffee not worth its price: Panama Esmerelda Gesha
Worst coffee not worth its price: India Anohki coffee
Coffee whose name always makes you laugh: Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold
Best SO shot: Brazil Poco Fundo. Insane amounts of chocolate and
fruit. Runner up: Idido Misty Valley
Origin that most surprised me: Tanzania. Whether it was the Songea
flatbean (Dutch cocoa, malt, orange), the NgoroNgoro convent coffee
(pears), or others, I was very impressed with the range of
interesting flavors from Tanzania. I want more!
I'm sure people can add their own categories and favorites.
"Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
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