It’s back. The Negele Gorbitu is BACK. This was a no-brainer for us. Last year when we wrote about the Negele we said the feelings it evokes are like that of going on holiday and flying business class, sipping Pina Coladas and getting a Jeep Wrangler from the rental company instead of a Volkswagen Golf. Those are some pretty strong words.
An anaerobically processed coffee that was fermented for 4-5 days, this lot is made up of 3 varietes that were grown at 1995 - 2020 masl: Kurume, Dega, and Wolisho. Funky and super tropical, it’s got notes of pineapple and dark chocolate.
This time I invite you to envision another dreamspace… you’re in a yellow Toyota MR2 coupe (one of the ones with the roof that goes down and the lights that come up); speeding through sunkissed landscapes with only the rising sun to provide any marker as to the time (you don’t live on anyone’s watch now); suddenly you reach a hole in the wall, a small coffee hut with a guy and a Comandante and an Origami dripper - he makes you a cup of the sweetest, funkiest nectar, the scent of pineapple coming through your senses. You sit alone for a while. And for the first time in a long time, you think.