This was the only place I saw the use of shade trees for the coffee in Yemen.
A collection of photographs along the way.
They have great coffee here, and more of the crop is terrace-grown than what we saw in Saihi the day before.
The old port city is Al Mohka (Al Mocha, Al Mahka) which is where the name Mocha coffee came from.
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.
We returned to Sana'a to do some coffee cupper training, and to have a nighttime stroll around the old city.
There I was, once again, in Costa Rica. How did this happen?
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.
We finally had time to put together videos from Tom's recent trip to Sumatra.
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.
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.
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.
Okay, so it wasn't frosty, but the nights were a little chilly, I swear. These images are from a 2011 trip focused on the West : Jimma, Limmu, Agaro, Illubabor, Wollega
Maria Zelaya has a special pride in this special place, which shows in the coffee, the dairy cows, the flowers, the coffee mill, and just about everything at this amazing place!
About the title ...I lied. It was not that fun, and definitely not for profit.
While perusing all my dog photos, I realize there are significant numbers of chicken pics.
I had a curious time at the Nordic Barista Cup. It's not quite my gig, since I am on the cupper/roaster end of things, and am always a little put-off by the barista thing.
This was a harvest-time trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the coffee farms we have been working with the past years.
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