Jess Sah Bi & Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers
This month's selection came to my attention thanks to one of our fellow Good Thing subscribers. They described it to me simply as being "right up your alley". They could not have been more on the money. I was hooked as soon as the hand drumming echoes through the acoustic guitar strumming on "Clipo Clipo". Right after that the vocal harmonies begin and it was over for me. I just melted. This album (alongside plenty of live Dead) became our summer album of 2019. It got heavy play in all the Tandems, on vacation and at home. This record is serene. It is pure joy. I'm so lucky to have had this record suggested to me and I feel equally as lucky to get to share it with you all. Enjoy!
Gute Sodu - Guji, Ethiopia
It is so darn nice to have fresh Ethiopian coffees available. This lot from the Gute Sodu washing station is the first in the lineup of coffees that Will selected in Addis Ababa this past winter. Gute Sodu is in Guji and processes cherry from farmers growing the Dega variety on small farms between 1900-2100 masl. The cup is complex and delicately fruity, with a watermelon juiciness, boatloads of florals, and a lingering shortbread cookie finish.