Coffee is extremely important to the people of Ethiopia as it supports the livelihoods of over 15 million people. That's almost 20% of the entire population.
But even with the huge production and export of of Ethiopian coffee, many people, including coffee farmers in rural areas still struggle with achieving basic human rights, such as access to clean water. UK Coffee Week campaigns to raise valuable funds to end this struggle with @project_waterfall.
Photo by @wateraiduk
We nominated the Ambela (washed Sidamo-1), to be the next ‘Operation Cherry Red-lot’. There are two reasons for this nomination. First of all, it has an immensely sweet cup profile: vanilla, red fruit, grape – scoring 88 on our cupping table. Secondly, because this lot was hand selected several times by the workers of Ambela. Passing several check points, during harvest, that examine and decide if picked cherries are ripened well enough for the OCR-program. Now available on spot in The Netherlands.
2/3 Reko (Ethiopian; washed) 1/3 Ardí (Ethiopian; natural) - Summer Solstice is so successful at allowing you to taste both types of process characteristics in one cup of coffee. Kudos to @madcapcoffee for getting it SO right. Was so happy to see this seasonal @vicecitybean. Great as a pour-over. #iphoneography
It’s easy to forget that coffee is a crop, and just like any crop, Mother Nature can really cock things up if she feels like it. If there was a bit of drought during growing season, or rain during processing, this can have a huge effect on the quality of the crop. Coffee can taste very different from year to year, which is something that we embrace here at Roastworks, but it just means we’ve got to work extra hard to keep on top of quality control. Last week we cupped loads of Ethiopians and Kenyans. Honestly, there wasn’t a bad cup on the table. It’s been a cracking year for both growing regions and we’ve found some amazing coffees. We’re pretty excited. @falconspeciality @drwakefield @cafeimportsuk @horshamcoffeeroasters #specialitycoffee#thirdwavecoffee#coffeeroasters#coffeecupping#roastery#coffeeroastery#kenyancoffee#ethiopiancoffee
Ethiopia by Fenton Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~O minstrel lyre of ancient Ethiop,
Whose flaming song awoke the Orient,
O long forgotten harp, whose mouldering strings
Hath once enthralled the hearts of warriors,
I pray thee let my burning fingers press
Thee once again that I may sing my song
Ere from my veins the warmth of life hath flown,
O minstrel lyre, no longer do the Kings
On couch of leopard skins await thy hour;
The Gods are dead, our ancient glory dust,
Our altars broken, and our people gone, -
Gone whence men quaff the wine of melting pot.
O, Libya, for thee the Prophets longs
O Egypt, born of Sphinx and shadow forms,
O Ethiop, the flame of desert sands,
Thy hour! Thy hour! Oh, when shall come thy hour?
I touch the ancient lyre, and burning sing
The song of Ethiopia the QUEEN!
The song of her who sits among the gates,
Her eye upon the dawn of liberty and hope. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#ethiopia#ethiopian#ethiopians#habesha#habeshapride#habeshastyle#africa#mamaafrica#eastafrican#ethiopiancoffee#ethiopianfood#ethiopiannews#habeshagirls#habeshanation