to follow on from yesterday, dear readers, recall that i brought home a fresh-roasted sample of oren's ethiopian west harrar. i was wrong yesterday, it turns out, when i identified ayinage as the co-op.
no way, girlfriend! rather, as with the famous label m.a.o. — which are the initials of the export house's head, mohammed abdullahi ogsadey, from the town of dire dawa — ayinage is the exporter.
that aside, o fortune, you ask me, how the heck was this certified organic coffee? i brewed this morning in the cafetière, known to you all as a french press.
and o sweet heaven, the ayinage is like a triple stack of blueberry chocolate-chip pancakes with extra dark chocolate syrup.
yeah maybe that's not on the scaa flavor wheel, but that's what you get in the cup. i wanted to bathe in it. . .all day. it's wine-y, it's got a sexy body, it's, it's, it's. . .so blue.
how blue is the juicy ripeness squishing in every sip of this jewel? it's not often you get to spruce up your coffee talk with some sam beckett:
VLADIMIR - Do you remember the Gospels?
ESTRAGON - I remember the maps of the Holy Land. Colored they were. Very pretty. The Dead Sea was pale blue. The very look of it made me thirsty.
i don't know when o is going to release this for general sale. but it had better be soon. and i want a pound a week please until every last bean of this has kissed his roaster goodbye.
i'm calling this one a must-drink. 2008 has just been a good year for blue coffees from ethiopia, it seems!