Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Yemen, India, Thailand, Vietnam
I enjoy customizing coffee roasts/blends for friends. It's great practice for me and most folks are surprised at the variations available. Word-of-mouth spread a bit to a couple who seem to know exactly what they want (sort of); African, Decaf, Organic and Fair Trade. Criteria for coffee selections vary and I realize their choice seems more about politics-economic justice-and health than drinking for flavor. I was unable to learn what type of African bean they like - but odds on it is a high acid, fruity finish Kenya, Ethiopian or Yemen coffee.
Does this 'magical' bean exist? I'm a Sweet Maria's customer and have no desire to look to other vendors. Something tells me that since flavor is apparently not a key criteria there may be no satisfying them.
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When it gets into Decaf choices that's where things narrow down a great deal no matter who you are buying from. I'm so glad I can tolerate the caffeine and open up the choices to all of SM's coffees. I have a similar issue when doing gift roasts for some of my Decaf only family members. Some of them are able to tolerate a 50/50 blend of decaf and caffeinated coffee which helps a bit.
Ethiopian Sidamo is one of my favorite coffees as a SO coffee and I see that Tom has that one in Decaf right now. It's also a great coffee for blends. The often known "Red Sea Blend" of equal parts Yemen Mokha Ismaili, Ethiopian Sidamo, and Ethiopian Harar Horse is one of my favorites, but only one of those components is currently available from Sweet Marias.
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