Preview – George Howell “Addis Ketema” Yirgacheffe

3 Mar

I have been communicating with George Howell for the past 2 or 3 weeks now, working to set something up to try their Alchemy Seasonal Espresso. However, because of its seasonality I was told they were working on their next blend.

Fresh George Howell Coffee and a note from the roaster!

Fresh George Howell Coffee and a note from the roaster!

One of the best contacts I have had through all of this, on top of working at George Howell, is @DougSparks. He also is an avid twitter-er as well as a photographer (and you can click to see his flickr site).

Well, Doug was quick on the draw to send out a personal favourite of his, which he likes to pull when he gets the chance. With little more than that for details, a few days later the package arrives (express post mind you).

And the wait is over, I get to crack it open and see what he sent…

“Addis Ketema” Northern Italian Espresso Roast – Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

I was surprised to say the least! I have been blessed to be able to sample some new style espressos the past month or so, which has been a blast. Especially with spring coming, this was a sigh of relief from the wintry blends.

Anyway, I’ll save all the amazing details for the full post, which I’ll be working hard to produce this week and over the weekend.

If you didn’t notice in the first photo, take a second look. That is a personal note from Doug himself. Boy do I ever love the speciality coffee industry, and people who are passionate!

I’ve attached two more photos to keep you occupied.

Cheers!

A detail of the nice light roast
A detail of the nice light roast
Pulling an 18.5 gram shot @ 94C. Nice Striping!
Pulling an 18.5 gram shot @ 94C. Nice Striping!

Stay tuned for the full detail.

– Matt

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