Another Cup O’ Joe- Nigeria


I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T. S. Eliot

Coffee does indeed seem to be an obsession of mine.  Past coffee posts for which I sipped coffee while writing:

A Simple Cup o’ Joe – Venezuela; I have a confession to make – Venezuela; Morning Reflections – Everywhere ; Definitely a first world problemCosta Rica; Costa Rica – Land of... – Costa Rica; Fantastic Kids – Nepal:  Coffee Break – Turkey

I even have a favorite coffee compilation:  40Songswithcoffee

So here I go again down that road…

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So a coffee tour in Nigeria.  It was pouring down rain right before we left so I dressed accordingly.  I assumed it would be like my past coffee tours and I would be stomping through a coffee farm in the pouring rain.  I was rather looking forward to it.  Well, not so much.  It was a very civilized tour of a roasting facility.  We were able to look at some great photos, machines, hear about the history of how coffee was discovered, how it arrived in Nigeria and how it arrives today.

We were also shown how to grind, roast, taste and rate a variety of coffee bean varieties.  We sampled coffee from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and a couple of other African countries.  It was delicious and informative.  I was very impressed with the baristas‘ knowledge about all aspects of coffee. It was also super impressive to see the many different ways you can roast and prepare coffee.  There were even folks who didn’t drink coffee on the tour.

I hope you enjoyed the tour and thanks for stopping by.

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“What do you want?”
“Just coffee. Black – like my soul.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Other posts I enjoyed

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9 thoughts on “Another Cup O’ Joe- Nigeria

  1. Wow what a row of wonderful pics, really enjoyed this tour – coffee is an amazing passion, being a coffee freak is a passion too – drinking coffee, couldn’t live without …😀
    Have tasted coffee from Nigeria, but never tasted coffee in Nigeria…🙂

    • Ironically I have not had Nigerian coffee.. they did not have that there!!! So Kenya (my favorite) and several other AF coffees.. but not Nigerian.. so you beat me!!

      • I’m a really coffee freak, guess I was about 3 years old first time – my mothers mother was my babysitter when my parents were working – she drank it so I wanted to do the same (at that time with both milk and sugar – later on I do it for living in many years, while I worked in one of the worlds lagest coffee compagnies – with close contact with many avid baristas in northern and middle Europe…🙂

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