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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. Sumatra and Sulawesi ... the long and short of it.

    Sumatra and Sulawesi ... the long and short of it.

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  2. A post from Rwanda

    A post from Rwanda

    I always prefer to have the cuppings in the coffee areas, as opposed to the big city.

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  3. India: Karnataka, Chikmagalur, Ghats 2008

    India: Karnataka, Chikmagalur, Ghats 2008

    In early 2008 I visited India for the first time to get some first hand experience with coffee production here, and to get a sense of what level of quality is possible.

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  4. Costa Rica micro-mills

    Costa Rica micro-mills

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  5. India/Delightful/Appalling

    India/Delightful/Appalling

    As usual, the arrival at an origin country is disappointing ...a whimper, not a bang.

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  6. Mexico Chiapas '06

    Mexico Chiapas '06

    A trip to the coffee growing region of Chiapas.

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  7. Costa Rica - Naranjo, Tarrazu, Dota -2007

    Costa Rica - Naranjo, Tarrazu, Dota -2007

    This is a way-back archive travelogue of a cupping trip to Costa Rica in 2007!

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  8. Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    I went to the 2006 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, and instead of flying I just shared a minivan with the Stumptowners. This is an extra boring set of photos...

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  9. Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2006

    Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2006

    A trip to the Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition.

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  10. El Salvador Travels: Cup of Excellence -2006

    El Salvador Travels: Cup of Excellence -2006

    I slacked off after my quadruple header of Central Cup of Excellences, but here's a bunch of boring photos on a coffee competition. ;-<

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  11. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 5

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 5

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  12. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 4

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 4

    Oh no, who is this guy, and why do i suddenly want to buy everything in sight?

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  13. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 3

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 3

    On Sunday there is a parade on the boulevard Las Americas.

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  14. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 2

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 2

    On the way from Antigua to Guatemala City we found wonderland. But we didn't have time for tea, we were late, late!

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  15. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels

    An extended trip, the last of coffee comeptitions i judged, consecutively, a lot of time away from home.

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  16. El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

    El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

    From the way back machine - another harvest time Central America trip to learn about the crop in El Salvador - a bit too early to do much cupping though.

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  17. Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005

    Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005

    I came to Kona, invited to be a judge at the 2005 Cupping Competition. I was a bit frazzled from work, but happy to be away from the computer at least!

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  18. Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 3

    Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 3

    Sacred Hawaiian Altar defiled by the German elderly!

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  19. Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 2

    Hawaii Kona Coffee Fest 2005, page 2

    Putting danger aside, I was a big fan of the steam vents at Kilauea, finding them sulfurous in odor, but nice and warm.

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  20. Brazil Cerrado & Minas Gerais 2005

    Brazil Cerrado & Minas Gerais 2005

    October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil. This travelogue from 2005 is image-heavy!

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