So I was meeting up with a guy from the BBC in Liverpool for a chat in a coffee shop on Chapel Street called Bean (it’s at the base of 20 Chapel Street). I ended up chatting to the barista behind the counter about their coffees and he said they had an interesting coffee called Anasoria.
The guy had a passion for the coffee they were selling at Bean, and they place is pretty cool (I’d been there loads and even had an impromptu photoshoot in there with Angel) so he piqued my interest.
“What does it smell of”, he asked me? And I tell you now it was wonderful – a coffee which smelt of strawberry milkshake. Literally, I’ve never smelt a coffee like it before.
So this coffee bean (roasted locally) is called Anasoria, based in Ethiopia and comes from the Adola Washing Station. It’s from Southern Ethiopia, Oromia in the Sidamo Province and is grown between 1900 and 2300m ASL.
I’d highly recommend trying to get your hands on some of these beans – they were the last packet on display and it would make for an awesome after dinner coffee – purely as a talking point.
I always get whole bean as I love the smell of them (they keep longer than ground coffee too – grinding coffee makes them react with the air so they become bitter). I also use an AeroPress, having long since popped the Nespresso machine someplace else.