After a couple of months of delay, the much anticpated ECAFE coffees finally arrived on our doorstep about a week ago. The ECAFE Gold auction features the best coffees from Ethiopia of over 65 cooperatives from five unions—the Sidama, Oromia, Yirgacheffe, Kafa Forest, and Tepi Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Unions. These coffees exemplify full traceability, sustainability, and, “last but not least, quality, which is the best guarantee for success in the international marketplace.” Jodi has been sample roasting like crazy and we had our first round of cupping yesterday. There are 27 coffees going up for auction tomorrow so you can be sure that we will be pretty caffienated by the end of the day today as we cup them all and figure out which one we want to buy.
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