Vitaliy, roaster and owner of Buy the Cup in Rocky Hill, has experimented with some new beans. The latest is Ethiopian Sidamo. Some of the world’s finest coffees, such as Harrar and Yirgacheffee, originate in Ethiopia and are named for the region of origin. You can count Sidamo among them.
Ah. I love my morning cup of coffee. Whether I brew with a French Press or Chemex, I enjoy the 4-5 minutes each morning when I am focused on nothing else except the steep and the pour. And then when it's ready, that first sip is like waking up with the warm sun shining through the curtains while the Caribbean trade winds blow gently across your face. Ah!
Vitaliy, roaster, and owner of Buy the Cup in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, has been experimenting with some new beans. The latest is Ethiopian Sidamo. Some of the world’s finest coffees, such as Harrar and Yirgacheffee, originate in Ethiopia and are named after the region of origin. You can count Sidamo among them.
I dropped in this morning and picked up a pound of the Sidamo. Vitaliy is friendly, and we chatted about some other coffee beans he is bringing into the store soon. I brewed the Sidamo in my Chemex using a paper filter. My wife and I agree that the drink was smooth, fruity - as Ethiopian coffees tend to be - and stands up well to cream. I drink my coffee black, so you'll have to take my wife's word on that bit. I tasted dark chocolate.
Bhavna's elimination diet has ended and she is slowly re-introducing certain foods. Last Sunday she started drinking coffee again. Since this was sort of a treat she got to choose the coffee we've been drinking this week; Buy the Cup Town Bully. Town Bully has a bold flavour without being bitter (like that rubbish from Starbucks). Town Bully is a blend of two other coffees. While I tend to be a purest and prefer single-origin coffee, Bhavna prefers blends. Maybe that's why she married me ( the West African, Portuguese, French, Scottish, Native American ) and I married her ( the Gujurati Brahmin ).
I haven't posted much in the last few weeks. I've been busy helping my new client and I've had a very busy social life in the evenings. Hopefully, this weekend I can get out in the early morning and get some photos in.
Bhavna hasn't been drinking coffee so my last bag of beans lasted longer than usual. The office where I'm working has no coffee machine and the nearest coffee-house is a Dunkin Donuts. Not my favourite. But I used the last of the beans yesterday. I picked up a half-pound of Papua New Guinea from Buy the Cup this morning and brewed four cups to take to the office. Bhavana starts drinking coffee tomorrow.