[Homeroast] Aster Bunna Ethiopian coffee from Addis Ababa

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Fri Jan 21 14:42:40 CST 2011

That thing needs a real good steam cleaning...

On 01/21/2011 02:27 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
> Interesting comments. In general the best coffees are not held for the
> local market, they are exported. So it is very hard to find a coffee in
> Ethiopia with a cleaner cup flavor. The problem is how they roast too.
> Look at this machine in Dire Dawa Ethiopia (see the next 5-6 photos
> after it too - there is one their of typical local Harar coffee with
> lots of black beans in it):
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/Ethiopia_Dire_Dawa_Harar_2008/Ethiopia_Dire_Dawa_Harar_2008-Pages/Image63.html
> Anyway, I like tasting local coffee - even if it isnt the best. It puts
> things in perspective...
> Tom
>> I friend of mine went to Ethiopia to adopt a baby and he brought back 2
>> kilos of roasted coffee in the bean for me, one normal and one dark.
>> It is the Aster Bunna mark. Still degassing, and had a nice bloom so it
>> wasn't all stale.
>> As usual, it has that rustic, old world, and odd complexity of an
>> Ethiopian
>> DP. However, I could easily taste why this would be a coffee Tom would
>> reject. In the lighter roast (and hence the one that reveals more flaws),
>> there is a definite trace of...well...dirt or earthiness. I know too that
>> the cup consistency is probably going to be low. So the future cups
>> could be
>> different. It is still a drinkable cup, but compared to the Jimma, the
>> old
>> IMV, Bonko, etc. DP lots that SM has been offering, this is a far distant
>> cry away. I know I'm spoiled when it comes to coffee, but I don't mind!
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