I’m a lucky boy, I have a great job where i get to try some of the best coffee’s from around the world. But there is part of me that misses the little packs I used to get with friends from Tom at Sweet Maria’s. Tom is in the US and has some great coffees, I mean really great coffees. He is a bit of a hero to me, and I love what he does.
A good friend of mine (thanks Hugh) sent me some coffee he got recently from Tom. I’m not too sure if I should thank him as his words were “I cant drink any more of it”. Its called Indian Anohki (liberica) and its a new funky varietal.
I roasted it and I think I took it a bit to dark (I know I can roast dark too). Its the most strangest coffee smell I’v ever experienced. A cross between farm yard and sewage plant, you really have to smell it to believe it.
I’ve drunk some really good red wines that were farm yard like and this isn’t necessarily a bad taste, its very distinctive. This one was WOW wild, all over the map each sip gave you something different. Think yemen crossed with farm yard, crossed with funky kona spice, crossed with (the list could go on).
A very unusual coffee for sure, and I’m not sure if I like it or don’t but I’m pleased I’ve tried it.