Travelogue

  1. Sulawesi, Second Helpings July 2010

    Sulawesi, Second Helpings July 2010

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  2. Archive of Sweet Maria's Travelogues Pre-2010

    Archive of Sweet Maria's Travelogues Pre-2010

    We have migrated our Library content into a new format - served by WordPress - but find that we still want to reference the old travelogue photo sets that did not make it over.

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  3. Medan in the Morning.

    Medan in the Morning.

    Medan is the port for all the coffee.

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  4. A nice time in Costa Rica, off to Panama...

    A nice time in Costa Rica, off to Panama...

    After a week in El Salvador, I flew over to Costa Rica to meet up with Maria and Ben - a rare family coffee trip in one of the best countries for such a thing!

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  5. Ethiopia & Kenya pictures 2009

    Ethiopia & Kenya pictures 2009

    T.O. returned from a trip to the East and South of Ethiopia, and then on to Kenya for Cupping and Farm Visits.

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  6. Ethiopia behind me, Kenya ahead...

    Ethiopia behind me, Kenya ahead...

    I arrived in Nairobi for the Kenya leg of my trip ... the longest coffee trip I have taken actually, at 20 days.

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  7. Back in black (from Harar)

    Back in black (from Harar)

    The title? Well, I am just humoring myself. I have one clean t-shirt left and it's black.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Mexico Chiapas '06

    Mexico Chiapas '06

    A trip to the coffee growing region of Chiapas.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2006

    Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2006

    A trip to the Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition.

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  14. 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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  15. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 5

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 5

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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