This is it. Coffee Chronicles game 7. The grand finale. This is day 24!
Ethiopia Ture Waji, roasted by Manhattan
|Roaster||Manhattan, Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Roaster Tasting Notes||Strawberry, Blueberry, Ripe Pear|
0024 gets its name from Ture Waji, aka "The King of Guji", he's the owner of Sookoo Coffee, a holistic coffee production and export company. After a long career in coffee agriculture Ture was able to build his first washing station and export business in 2018.
Ture Waji works with farmers to have coffee cherries delivered to one of the Sookoo Coffee washing stations where more extensive quality assurance processes take place. As an example, Manhattan writes:
While the coffee is still fresh, it is laid out on Raro Nansebo station’s African beds to be dried in the full sun. Sookoo Coffee upholds a maximum layer density of 4cm and moves the cherries around on the beds 6 times per day. This minimizes the potential for over fermentation during drying, as well as the potential for defects.
–Manhattan Coffee Roasters
Perhaps this is why this coffee is so exquisitely clean.
"🍸 Manhattan, anyone?"
Manhattan comes to us all the way from the Netherlands. If you're wondering if accomplished owners Ben Morrow and Esther Maasdam named their company after their love for New York City, not quite:
The name Manhattan Coffee Roasters is inspired by the history of the harbor of Rotterdam. In particular the Holland America line that sailed from Rotterdam to New York. Rotterdam is situated next to the river Maas and being the only modern city with a gorgeous skyline in The Netherlands, it is locally named “Manhattan aan de Maas”.
–Manhattan Coffee Roasters
How'd it taste?
Closing out the May Coffee Chronicles is no small responsibility, thankfully, 0024 did not disappoint.
Both the writer's desk and Revolver HQ got mild stone fruits like blueberry, or raspberry, but noted that tropical fruits, perhaps pineapple, were the standout flavours.
Notably, this coffee was remarkably clean, particularly for a natural. No funk. No bagginess, hay, or over powering wild acidity, instead, balanced, mellow and sweet with just the right amount of acidity. Yum.
Well, the inaugural May Coffee Chronicles has come to a close.
We've been through a lot. We've had coffees cultivated and grown from all parts of the world roasted by some of the world's best roasters, near and far. We've had natural, washed, and honey processed coffees of tons of varieties with flavours all over the coffee tasting wheel. It's rare to get access to this wide of a selection of coffee in such a short time.
We hope you've enjoyed this 24 day experience. Perhaps having learned a bit more about the great coffees we drink everyday or realizing you liked something maybe you thought you didn't. Certainly we did.
For those of you taking part in June, enjoy your spring break, we'll be back in action shortly. And to those who may still be interested, it's not to late to grab your $30 discount off the June price, just send an email to email@example.com with your May order number.
That was fun. Until next time!
– Coffee Chronicles