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  1. Greetings coffee lovers! Firstly, a big thank you to all who buy our coffee and support us. It really means a lot. You support so many people in the long chain of the coffee journey. We are a family business and a good example of how coffee does great things in binding us all together. We love our coffees and our women. The idea of the silhouettes on the bags was my wife's. I think it's a great and decent way to celebrate women. We never thought that the elegant silhouettes on our coffee bags will be viewed as enslaving or sexualising women. On the contrary, we always saw them as a way of celebrating women's contributions to our coffees and saying thank you. They are free working and dancing women. It really has nothing to do colonisation, although I can understand your comments and feelings. Ethiopia has never been colonised anyway. Ethiopia is so diverse and beautiful as a country, it will leave you in awe when you consider the number of ethnicities, dress code or lack of, make up, wildlife and languages. I have been to Ethiopia and have seen the many beautiful people,mainly women, who sort, wash, carry and bag the coffee cherries we take for granted. It was humbling being with them and seeing what they do for very little. We buy our coffee direct from Ethiopian farmers paying them above market prices. We support many 121 projects from different parts of the world. We look for and support women coffee projects because we know how vulnerable women can be in some producing countries. One of the reason I joined this forum was to interact with similar minded people who appreciate quality coffee and the love of coffee and be part of a community that drives the standards of coffee in general. This post is just to explain a few points rather to pick an argument with anyone and we sincerely believe no one should be offended. kinesdt regards, Azzouz
  2. Prohibition can sometimes work in enforcing good change. Around Lake Tana in Zege, coffee has been growing from time immemorial. It is prohibited to plough or cultivate the land in order to protect the forest. Originally, the coffee of the lake area was forest grown coffee, but due to the felling of the recent decades, this historic coffee has almost disappeared around Lake Tana. The only exception is the Zege peninsula. Here, we find the biggest coherent woodland on Lake Tana. A great example of biodiversity and preservation where “sacred” coffee protects the forest and the forest protects the “sacred” coffee. On Zege, coffee is truly a special commodity. Traditionally, the natives and the friars of the convents cultivate the coffee for their own consumption and the local market with much anticipation. Virtually everything is being collected and used. Was it the far-sighted environmental awareness and wisdom of the leaders or a divine message to Abune Betre Maryam that is keeping the forest alive? The coffee is cultivated in 1,850 metres above m.s.l., Taste: Full bodied, Well-balanced and round, with smooth, and soft spicy fruitiness.
  3. Thank you for sharing. Nice, really nice. Have a great weekend. Kind regards, Azzouz
  4. Thank you for your interest. We still sacks in stock.Please call us on 01473740189 or email us on [email protected] Kind regards, Azzouz
  5. Thank you so much for sharing this. We really appreciate your feedback. This particular harvest is far better than last year's Peaberry. Funky sounds very good to us as a description for this coffee. I totally agree with you on the Fruitiness and Sweetness of this Peaberry. Enjoy your weekend. On a separate note, could you please change the domain under currently drinking to https://coffeelink.com/ because your still has our old domain name. Thank you for your support. Kind regards, Azzouz
  6. Hello Titanius, wellcome to Norfolk. We roast coffee in Ipswich. If you get stuck for a service for your coffee machine and can get it to our roastery in Ipswich, David, our engineer will happily service it. You'll also be able to pick some great grade 1 Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or Guji beans. Azzouz
  7. Thank you for your kind message. I really hope you enjoy it. For a well balanced and bodied espresso, I would go for a brew ratio of 16:30 especially for a fruity Ethiopian. This way you will preserve the natural sugars in the coffee. I think you will get more out this Yirgacheffe in aeropress or dripper. It is a delicate fruity origin that performs much better in a long brew.
  8. Thank you. Yes, it maybe a great idea!
  9. We are a family business based in Ipswich, Suffolk. We love roasting speciality grade coffees from around the world. We bought coffee directly for the first time, we visited the farmers and it was an amazing experience. I look forward to interacting and learning from as many of you as possible. Here is one of the beautiful coffees we bought from Ethiopia. It is delicious. YIRGACHEFFE G1 PROFILE Coffee Name/Type: Yirgacheffe Washed Grade 1 Country of Origin: Ethiopia Region/Area: Sidama Min Altitude (Meters above sea-level): 1700 Max Altitude (Meters above sea-level): 2200 Process: Washed Average Rainfall: 1600-1900mm Average Annual Temperatures: 22-28 Miller Name: Durmerso Washing Station Farmer Name: Belcho Rufo Varietal: Local Selected Variety Flavor: Aroma- Floral, Sweet Cup Profile: Sweet flavour and aroma with a light to medium Body Cupping Score: 87.5
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