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  1. Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Small improvements at Rwanda Mutovu washing station has led to a consistent, competition-level coffee.

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  2. Burundi Crop 2020 is Here!

    Burundi Crop 2020 is Here!

    New crop Burundi is hitting the list. We wanted to highlight the country and why we love this coffee so much!

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  3. Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    We're helping fund a buildout at the Kageyo station and you can help too!

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  4. Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    While we may have struggled to find a consistent source in Honduras, we continue to come up with good coffee. Find out how.

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  5. Sumatra Video: Aceh in October (Long Edit)

    Sumatra Video: Aceh in October (Long Edit)

    Video visits to coffee farmers and millers around Aceh Sumatra

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  6. Sumatra: Arabica Varieties in Aceh

    Sumatra: Arabica Varieties in Aceh

    This is a list of coffee varieties / cultivars found in Aceh and more broadly in Sumatra, Indonesia

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  7. Sumatra: Stories About Aceh, With Pictures

    Sumatra: Stories About Aceh, With Pictures

    A Sumatra travelogue in photographs, focused on Aceh area around Lake Tawar and Takengon town

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  8. Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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  9. Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Quality is Still Undervalued

    Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Quality is Still Undervalued

    These neighboring landlocked East African countries have great coffee, yet how do they rate next to others? Lets see...

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  10. Timor No Leste

    Timor No Leste

    Posted from the road, some thoughts on coffee from East Timor (Timor Leste) and working with small holder farmers.

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  11. Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

    Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

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  12. The Flores Factor

    The Flores Factor

    Crowd pleasing coffee from a promising origin.

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  1. 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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  2. Podcast and Video: A conversation with John Karuru - Kenyan Agronomist

    Podcast and Video: A conversation with John Karuru - Kenyan Agronomist

    Coffee, escaping hippos and smoking coffee leaves

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  3. Burundi/Rwanda Insta-Tour

    Burundi/Rwanda Insta-Tour

    A few Instagram moments from Tom's recent trip to Rwanda and Burundi.

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  4. The Other Flight

    The Other Flight

    I sometimes share travel stories, not about the coffee, but about the stuff in-between.

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  5. Insta-tour of Kenya and Ethiopia

    Insta-tour of Kenya and Ethiopia

    Here's a mini-travelogue from our Instagram feed with a few moments from Tom's recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

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  6. Mexico/Guatemala Insta-tour

    Mexico/Guatemala Insta-tour

    Here's a few Instagrams from Tom's last trip.

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  7. Insta-tour of Honduras

    Insta-tour of Honduras

    A mini travelogue from Tom's last trip.

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  8. Some Very Tall Coffee Plants in East Timor

    Some Very Tall Coffee Plants in East Timor

    Why are these coffee plants so tall?

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  9. Timor-Leste Coffee Cruise

    Timor-Leste Coffee Cruise

    A series of clips from around the mountainous coffee areas of East Timor.

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  10. Coffee Processes in Papua New Guinea

    Coffee Processes in Papua New Guinea

    A glimpse at the work that goes into coffee coming from PNG.

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  11. Brazil Defect Images

    Brazil Defect Images

    Organic Brazil, sadly, facing a full-on assault of insect, fungus, and poor nutrition.

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  12. Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    A few 'grams from Tom's most recent trip

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  13. Insta-tour of Ethiopia

    Insta-tour of Ethiopia

    A few moments from Tom's recent trip.

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  14. A Look Around Colombia, October 2015

    A Look Around Colombia, October 2015

    Writing and uploading coffee travelogues on a regular basis is something I did religiously ... that is, until around 6 years ago when the travel became so frequent that the task became impossible.

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  15. A Quick Glimpse - Coffee Production in Bali, Indonesia

    A Quick Glimpse - Coffee Production in Bali, Indonesia

    A short video from Tom's recent trip to Bali.

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  16. 83 Semi-Important Photographs about Indonesia Coffee

    83 Semi-Important Photographs about Indonesia Coffee

    Photographs from my recent trip to Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. Lalibela, Ethiopia

    Lalibela, Ethiopia

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

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