OCT 1ST RELEASE: MCP#020 GABE BOSCANA
ROASTER: Gabe Boscana
RELEASE: The Other Side
COFFEE NAME: Ethiopia Bombe
HARVEST: February - April 2018
REGION: SNNPR Region, Sidama Zone, Bensa District (Bensa, Sidama)
VARIETY: 74/158, 74/110, Setami, Mikicho
ALTITUDE: 1900 - 2100 MASL
PROCESS: Special Prep Washed
SOURCED: Catalyst Coffee Consulting (the best!)
ROASTING MACHINE: Probatone 5
TASTING NOTES: Coffee Flower, Honey-lemon, Delicate
BAG SIZE: 12oz
Gabe seems to get Matchbook in a way no one else has—not even us. Gabe spouts big and exciting and sometimes daunting ideas about coffee, but then ties them into the everyday; the things we can achieve. “We have to figure out a way to drive the point that it is a fucking privilege to drink coffee,” he shares. Seems like a big idea, right? But then he goes to small ideas, and points to not just projects like ours, but small cafes and small businesses doing the work to elevate coffee. “The needle is moving, but we still have to figure out a way to drive the point that it is a fucking privilege to drink coffee.”
What is matchbook coffee project?
The Matchbook Coffee Project pushes the creative bounds of roasters to produce exciting and highly personal coffees. Our intention is to spotlight roasters by allowing them free reign over a coffee—not just through how the coffee roasted, but how the coffee is presented. Roasters will design logos, pick their own merchandise, and have complete say over how they want to communicate their coffee with their audience. Roasting is a highly technical and skilled profession, and through this project we hope to showcase both the unique abilities and tenacious determination each roaster has shown their craft.