Our "lab" for the week at the Dire Dawa Central Liquoring Unit (CLU) <photo courtesy of Dan Cox>
Craig arrives at the CLU.
Dan in Chris in front of the CLU.
Craig drops some science on the students. <photo courtesy of Dan Cox>
Sweet Coffee <photo courtesy of Dan Cox>
The two Dans (Cox & Mulu) going over student's work.
Craig steps in and cups.
Dan presenting to the group.
One of our best students!
Our lab prep area.
Chris presents. <photo courtesy of Dan Cox>
Craig and Dan present.
Our coffee finally arrives!
Prep area. <photo courtesy of Dan Cox>
One of the tests requires a large volume (20 liters!) of brewed coffee. No brewing equipment here, so Chris improvises with a grain bag for beer brewing
Using the grain bag to get the perfect extraction.
Craig tests the brew strength of both extractions.
Matching pairs solutions.
Prepping for Sensory Skills Test.
Sensory Skills Test
Sensory Skills Test <photo courtesy of Dan Cox>
Our amazing assistants!
Our proud class of 28.
Safety rules in Ethiopia.
Dan haggling in the khat market.
A bonnie bundle of khat.
Dave with a giant Ethiopian market vendor.
Goats noshing on the khat.
Obama was everywhere.
Chris tucks into an avocado-mango smoothie
Snacks in Harar.
Outer wall of Old Harar City.
Hyena holes in Harar wall. Built to keep the infidels out, but to allow the hyenas in at night to keep the streets clean. There's a ritual each night where men feed the hyenas meat out of their mouths. Wild...
Fig tree growing over ancient tomb.
Buda Gate, one of the six main gates into Harar City.
Cool alley shot.
Painting inside a bakery in Harar.
This street's called "Makina Guiri Guiri" due to the plethora of tailors who bring their sewing machines outside in front of their shops to work.
"Makina Guiri Guiri" street.
Dave and Chris in Harar.
Ethiopian shrike, or "chelfite." Check out http://www.youtube.com/atlaschris to see them in action.
Toper roaster at Nure Roastery in Harar
Old roasters of unknown origin at Nure Roastery in Harar.
Buying qishr (coffee cherry husk) for making tea at a market in Harar.
Camels waiting outside of market in Dire Dawa.
Woman in Dire Dawa market thrilled to see us because she's in love with Obama.
Arthur Rimbaud's House in Harar.
The "Rainbow Room" in Rimbaud's house.
Traditional Atlas garb. Soon all the ladies in the office will be wearing this. ( **Note from an actual Atlas Lady: Don't count on it! -Jen)
View of Harar city from Rimbaud's house.
Kafira Market in Dire Dawa.
Selling green coffee at Kafira Market in Dire Dawa.
Shopping for souvenirs at Kafira Market in Dire Dawa.