Origins

Latest Posts

  1. A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    A Second Look at 4 Ethiopian Coffees

    We took a second look (and taste!) at 4 Ethiopian coffees from our 20% off sale.

    Read More
  2. Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    A few fairly low tech clips and some thoughts on coffee processing and coffee buying in Guatemala.

    Read More
  3. Sign Up For Our  Colombian Coffee Sourcing Discussion & Slideshow on March 6th

    Sign Up For Our Colombian Coffee Sourcing Discussion & Slideshow on March 6th

    Dan and Tom will discuss the leg work that goes into buying coffee from this ever important coffee origin.

    Read More
  4. Colombia: New Projects, Familiar Faces

    Colombia: New Projects, Familiar Faces

    Hear more about the new coffee buying operation in San Antonio, Inzá

    Read More
  5. Ethiopia Beshasha School Project in Agaro

    Ethiopia Beshasha School Project in Agaro

    A University prep school in rural Agaro Ethiopia, funded by the premiums paid for coffee to 3 coops: Duromina, Biftu Gudina and Hunda Oli

    Read More
  6. Podcast Episode #24: Kafa in the Morning, Ethiopia

    Podcast Episode #24: Kafa in the Morning, Ethiopia

    Tom's thoughts and various experiences from his recent travels in Kafa, Ethiopia, near the town of Bonga.

    Read More
  7. Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's is supporting Doctors Without Borders throughout September

    Read More
  8. Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Podcast Episode #22 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2 - Continuing the talk about the coffee supply chain and other topics

    Read More
  9. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

    Read More
  10. Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    Podcast Episodes 19 & 20: Kenya Coffee: Growing, Trading and Marketing

    A while back we had Mary Maina Manyeki visit us in Oakland, and had a great conversation about her experiences as a Kenya coffee farmer.

    Read More
  11. Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Another great insight into coffee and how Leo and Jenni Henao incorporate microorganisms into the process of farming great coffee.

    Read More
  12. Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Podcast: Indonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, Daniel Shewmaker

    Tom and David chat about the Indonesian coffee trade.

    Read More
  1. Dan's first origin trip to Guatemala

    Dan's first origin trip to Guatemala

    Dan manages our cupping lab and roasts/cups countless coffees every week so he was excited to travel to Guatemala to visit farms that we work with.

    Read More
  2. Ethiopia, Worth Writing About.

    Ethiopia, Worth Writing About.

    This is a set of images from my recent trip to Ethiopia, and instead of trying to represent everywhere I went, I focused only on images I wanted to caption, ones I thought were worth making notes about.

    Read More
  3. Ethiopia Simien Mountains 2012

    Ethiopia Simien Mountains 2012

    Simiens is known for several large mammal species that are endangered and for the dramatic views, enhanced by rapid changes in weather and dramatic lighting.

    Read More
  4. Lalibela, Ethiopia

    Lalibela, Ethiopia

    Lalibela is a UNESCO world heritage site, and must be seen to be believed.

    Read More
  5. Guatemala Pre-Harvest Trip

    Guatemala Pre-Harvest Trip

    This was a quick trip (made even shorter by delayed flights and missed connections in Houston)

    Read More
  6. Ethiopia Out-of-Harvest

    Ethiopia Out-of-Harvest

    Aleco and I made a trip to Ethiopia to scout out new possibilities, and to eat Tibs.

    Read More
  7. Window to Indo, July 2012

    Window to Indo, July 2012

    Be warned that a few photos from the Sulawesi funeral Pesta are gory.

    Read More
  8. Sumatra- Berastagi, Sidikalang, Lake Toba, Lintong

    Sumatra- Berastagi, Sidikalang, Lake Toba, Lintong

    I took an extended trip to Sumatra, landing in Medan and heading south initially to North Sumatra.

    Read More
  9. Uganda Like This

    Uganda Like This

    It was great fun. I felt like I was in a parade for 4 days, waving and greeting everyone we passed.

    Read More
  10. Yemen - Chaotic Sana'a

    Yemen - Chaotic Sana'a

    Sana'a is probably no more or less difficult to navigate than any other Arabian or African capital.

    Read More
  11. Yemen - Hiking to Saih Valley

    Yemen - Hiking to Saih Valley

    This was the only place I saw the use of shade trees for the coffee in Yemen.

    Read More
  12. Yemen - Sana'a to Hodeida

    Yemen - Sana'a to Hodeida

    A collection of photographs along the way.

    Read More
  13. Yemen - Citadels of Harasi

    Yemen - Citadels of Harasi

    They have great coffee here, and more of the crop is terrace-grown than what we saw in Saihi the day before.

    Read More
  14. Yemen - Hodieda, The New Mohka

    Yemen - Hodieda, The New Mohka

    The old port city is Al Mohka (Al Mocha, Al Mahka) which is where the name Mocha coffee came from.

    Read More
  15. Yemen - Ismaili

    Yemen - Ismaili

    We were going to meet farmers in the Haimi growing area. But we were flagged down and a turnout along the way by farmers from the Ismaili growing region.

    Read More
  16. Yemen - Cupping with Mohamed

    Yemen - Cupping with Mohamed

    We returned to Sana'a to do some coffee cupper training, and to have a nighttime stroll around the old city.

    Read More
  17. Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    There I was, once again, in Costa Rica. How did this happen?

    Read More
  18. Costa Rica En Enero

    Costa Rica En Enero

    I find myself in Costa Rica again, but it took so long to upload these pictures, that it is not even my most recent trip there.

    Read More
  19. Videos: The Sumatran Coffee Trade

    Videos: The Sumatran Coffee Trade

    We finally had time to put together videos from Tom's recent trip to Sumatra.

    Read More
  20. Sumatra 5 Star Certified- Aceh and Lintong

    Sumatra 5 Star Certified- Aceh and Lintong

    Yes, 5 Star Certified. That's what you have to do when you take your fancy camera to Sumatra, and proceed to take 1250 photos.

    Read More

Items 81 to 100 of 153 total