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  1. 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.

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  2. Colombia: New Projects, Familiar Faces

    Colombia: New Projects, Familiar Faces

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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.

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  5. Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's Supports Doctors Without Borders

    Sweet Maria's is supporting Doctors Without Borders throughout September

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Another great trip to Kenya, to see the amazing system from the small cooperative farmer, to the factory (what they call a coffee mill), to the dry mill and preparing coffee for export.

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  12. Peru, or ... the Longest Slideshow Ever

    Peru, or ... the Longest Slideshow Ever

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  1. 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.

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  2. Lalibela, Ethiopia

    Lalibela, Ethiopia

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

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  3. Guatemala Pre-Harvest Trip

    Guatemala Pre-Harvest Trip

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. Window to Indo, July 2012

    Window to Indo, July 2012

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Yemen - Sana'a to Hodeida

    Yemen - Sana'a to Hodeida

    A collection of photographs along the way.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. Papua New Guinea, Nuts to You

    Papua New Guinea, Nuts to You

    If you travel, perhaps you have been somewhere that confuses you a bit, where things don't quite add up, where you can't get a good sense of where you are.

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  20. Funny or Not, Here I Come...

    Funny or Not, Here I Come...

    So I made a send-up coffee travel video that was supposed to parody the potential silliness of a coffee travel video, and the responses to it range a wide gamut.

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