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Currently Brewing: Ethiopia Dry Process Bench Maji Biftu

This morning is the first morning for a dry processed Ethiopian coffee I’ve got, and it is everything yesterday’s Costa Rica is not.  It’s the cartoonish, melodramatic teenager to the tweed and leather jacket restraint shown in the Costa Rican cup.  Both are good in their own rite, but the Ethiopian is just hard to ignore.

You smell fruit, then you taste fruit, then you taste more fruit after you’re done drinking.  Tom (of SweetMaria’s) describes the fruit as mainly stewed peaches, and I can definitely see where he’s coming from.  I wouldn’t have chosen stewed peaches mainly because I’ve never had them.  However, I can imagine stewed peaches tasting like this.  I also went slightly darker with this roast, and there’s just hints of chocolate on the middle of my tongue.

The body is pretty subdued for me right now.  Not too much going on, just a slightly creamy mouthfeel.  Definitely enjoyable.

I should also note that I’m using a metal filtered AeroPress for this coffee, so that probably is affecting the flavor some.  It’s good.  I might try a paper filter tomorrow, though, to see if there’s any differences in the body.



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