the beatings have ended

October 14, 2005 – 11:30 am

the last of the yirg. after 20 pounds of the stuff, i’m simultaneously wistful for one my favorite east africans and glad to see the flower/citrus beatings end. stuff was intense and hard-core, and almost a raison d’etre in itself for amateur barista-ism. the discovery, over months, of what a single origin bean can do … it’s like a relationship. on ‘the clear.’ with interchangeable personalities.