Guatemala Travels in 2006.

Guatemala Travels in 2006.

Another photo travelogue going back a bit...

I went to the 2006 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, and instead of flying I just shared a minivan with the Stumptowners of Portland and we drove up from El Salvador (where we were all cupping).

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    a ship of ...

    open air conveyance. a truckload o' cuppers

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    aesthetic compounds

    what a nice way to keep people out. better than chain link.

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    again, beautiful compounds

    again, beautiful compounds

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    Agua Tibia Entrance

    entrance gates to finca agua tibia

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    agua tibia wet mill

    the wet mill and fermentation tanks

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    ahh ...

    this place is incredibly beautiful

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    ana-fakie

    trying to show respect, but mr. owen seems like he is mocking

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    anacafe lab tour

    at anacafe lab. a sieve shaker and screens for coffee, either ground or whole bean

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    anacafe's "wall of glory"

    we stayed at the crowne plaza (the extra "e" means it is fancy) and cupped at anacafe headquarters. anacafe is the guatemala coffee association. here are their kick-but former presidents

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    Angus and Eva

    angus and eva, 2 crazy crazy midgets from portland (ie duane and jereme's midgets)

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    another view

    more of the same

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    antigua to guatemala city

    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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    Antigua

    welcome to antigua guatemala

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    antique pulper

    old hand-crank coffee pulper of wood, circa 1880, Guatemala

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    armor?

    there is a demand

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    bamboo

    bamboo. me like it. me have lotsa it.

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    be afraid

    oh, scarey

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    beautiful foliage

    beautiful new coffee foliage, probably caturra (green tips, ie green new leaf as opposed to bronze new leafs)

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    beware

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

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    big bucks

    enough sample roasting capacity??? 2 probatino roasters, 2 4 barrel probats. thats 10 samples at once, and about $50,000 of machines you are looking at.

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    big fat dog

    Probably the fattest dog i have ever seen in central america

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    big trees

    most everything is under shade, 12 foot typica trees, mr duh

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    california ivy

    california ivy , california guy

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    calves.

    baby cattle

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    carvings

    jesus with wounds, remarkable woodcarvings

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    chewbacca

    yes, dude, star wars.

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    church falling down

    Antigua is still as beautiful as ever, even though there is a large area catering to rich Guatemalans and out-of-towners.

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    cobblestone skateboarding

    think you have it rough, suburban skate rat?

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    coffee plant micro-propagation

    Rebroducing coffee plants sans the seed. This is combined with whatever selction technique you use (genetic level manipulation or not). Basically seedless reproduction of coffee from plant material.

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    coffee propagants

    labeling of soil-less and seed-less plant reproduction. I am not sure if we are talking genetic manipulation here, just controlled plant growth from cells, rather than seeds.

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    coffee roaster drum

    small drum design

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    cool guy

    the coolest guy at the awards, by far.

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    crypts

    the place was excavated, many of the crypts are intact, some reconstructed

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    cupping tables at anacafe

    the lab at anacafe.

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    day trip

    a day trip out to finca rabanales in fraijanes region

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    dickey john

    dickey john moisture meter. they say it works good for green coffee.

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    drying patios

    the patio for drying at the agua tibia mill

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    duane

    duane prepares to spit

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    ebenezer hair cut

    i would like a haircut from ebenezer, but alas he was closed

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    eduardo, a cupper at anacafe

    eduardo, breaks a cup

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    eh.

    california man, or the fonz

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    even more creeps

    scree!

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    favorite paintings 1

    a series of paintings, portraying divine interventions. very nice.

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    favorite paintings 3

    a series of paintings, portraying divine interventions. my husband was a bum, now he helps clean the house!

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    favorite paintings 4

    a series of paintings, portraying divine interventions.

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    favorite paintings 27

    a series of paintings, portraying divine interventions.

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    Favorite VW Art

    a series of paintings, portraying divine interventions. roadside vw bug breakdown.

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    fernando's wacky cafe

    funny cafe with little roasters. fernando knew of sweet maria's. really nice guy.

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    flood

    a little rain storm in guat city

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    gabriella

    gabriella, who coordinated the event for anacafe.

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    gas chromatography

    gas chromatography and mass spectography lab at anacafe

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    geoff watts

    geoff watts, the people's favorite

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    granos de cafe

    coffee beans. signs in english

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    grave affair

    the dog's grave? el vencedor means the victor. i think it was part of some family challenge.

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    grave

    headstone

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    Guat coe 2006

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    ham

    mr. duh in a nice old land cruiser

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    heavy metal

    macho, macho man

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    hello ...

    fancy bird

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    hi!

    fancy bird's friend. We stayed at a fancy place in Antigua and they offered free pictures of fancy birds like this.

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    hot chix

    workplace inspiration for guatemala macho man

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    huller

    the sample huller we saw ... this is where it comes from

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    irish

    irish night club? guatemala city?

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    jabez burns 3 barrel

    jabez burns 3 barrel sample roaster near guatemala city

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    john gordon mill

    old john gordon coffee mill, mostly wood.

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    just hanging around

    at the coop arts place in antigua, a very nice store to buy stuff from around the country. 3/4 lifesize dolls.

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    lab space

    anacafe lab

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    lake view

    lake view on the way to the mill

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    leah and the german lady

    leah from malaysia and the person from inter-american germany.

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    loading our coffee!

    loading a lot- actually this IS our lot they were milling while I was there.

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    luis roberto

    luis roberto oversees the coffee operation at agua tibia

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    luis roberto and his trees

    old growth typica cultivar coffee at finca agua tibia, 20 feet tall.

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    main cathedral

    main cathedral, antigua. on the main square. Spent time walking around Antigua aimlessly. What a weird place.

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    mall

    inspiring display at the mall. can it get any more exciting

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    masahisa

    masahisa from japan

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    matsumoto

    matsumoto, from wataru

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    McCafe

    next morning on the way to finca agua tibia in fraijanes, mmm....

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    mega machine

    a rather large coffee roaster machine at talleres REA, Guatemala, around 2 bag capacity

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    mini peeler

    where else can you find a micro roaster that hulls/peels his own coffee from parchment right before roasting? fernando's cafe in antigua guatemala.

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    mini roasters

    micro roasters that fernando built

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    model coffee mill

    table top scale model of a guardiola, a drum dryer

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    more beautiful leaves

    i can't resist pictures like this.

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    more hot dogs!

    hot dogs for rich folks, or his name is rico.

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    more hot dogs

    hot dog with arms

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    mr. maruyama

    the young mr hayashi. i mean, maruyama.

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    muy importante

    uh, at the award ceremony. i had to give a short speech and response was overwhelming. it was hard to keep them from hoisting me upon their shoulders.

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    national jury

    the national cupping jury.

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    nematodes

    nematode analysis - looking for nematodes and checking root health in coffee plants

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    Nice Poster

    makes sense to me

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    non union?

    the shop, not exactly up to osha.

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    occupant

    a vaultee

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    old farm

    choice old-school coffee farm because its flat.

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    old growth

    the stumped coffee tree reveals the age of these plants

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    old stuff

    in their museum, incredible statures

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    ouch!

    oops, angus of portland fell and hit his head on the corner of a chest in the hotel.

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    output

    the left is caracol, peaberry. the right is gordo, oversize, perhaps maragogype.

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    parade

    big parade of evangelical school bands. work it, ladies.

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    parts

    the parts locker

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    paul and some numbers

    how are we rating samples? paul lets us know.

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    paul songer,

    paul songer, the head judge

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    Peacock

    incredible peacocks hiding in rafters

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    peter

    peter from george howell's terroir coffee

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    pony ride

    guatemala city on sunday, pony rides on the avenue

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    probats

    here is a matched pair of probats, 15 kilo coffee roasters from the late 1950s. i encountered these in fraijanes region

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    propagules

    another view

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    rain

    sudden rain, we had to beat it back to the hacienda

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    rea roaster

    small 1 or 2 kilo roaster. i think this is produced by tallereas rea in guatemala city.

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    rea roaster

    small roaster

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    REA

    a sidetrip with geoff watts to talleres rea, a roaster manufacturer

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    recycling

    a very good use of tires

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    roaster base

    roaster base for a 10 kilo machine

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    roaster view 2

    the same small rea roaster, around 2 kilo capacity.

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    robert

    robert of oslo

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    royal coffee

    royal blend coffee? no,

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    ruins

    the fancy place we stayed were seminary ruins

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    sample peeler

    sample huller to peel coffee out of parchment, anacafe.

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    snap

    and their fans

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    sniff

    baby cattle noses

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    snooze

    2 tired guys, 2 solders

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    soil analysis

    soil analysis for coffee plants

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    spongebob

    bob esponga, at the worker's schoolhouse for agua tibia farm

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    stephen hearst

    stephen of mercanta, british coffee importer.

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    stream

    fresh water source for the wet mill

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    stumptown

    favorite tree

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    super creepy

    uh, giant rat with horns? and if you think this is scarey, move in closer ...

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    superhero outfits

    superhero outfits for sale on the street, awaiting some superheros to come by and purchase them

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    tags

    baby cattle bling-bling

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    testers

    we volunteered to test anacafe's new computer tablet based scoring system. here is stephen hurst from mercanta and in the background hidetaka hayashi, from hayashi coffee institute

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    texas hot dogs

    they make em good in texas, guatemala.

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    the creeps

    bear up bison, never say die.

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    the dry mill

    serben mill is where all our agua tibia coffee is processed

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    the results

    looking over the results of test tube coffee reproduction.

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    the school

    schoolhouse

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    the stumptowners

    tuff guy and his tuff daughter.

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    thumbs up

    thumbs up from california man

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    tineke

    tineke takes a picture and ...

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    Trophy Room

    it is a huge farm with coffee as a small part of it, and a lot of prize-winning cattle. in the trophy room. there is no "coffee" trophy room here.

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    trucker art

    nice trucks, too heavy for suitcases

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    Typical Street in the fancy area

    typical streets. antigua is probably 1 step up from new orleans and very accessible, too accessible and too american some people might complain. but it still a nice place, if a bit swank

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    typical

    guatemala city

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    vault

    a subterrainean vault

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    view of a subdivision

    view down a slop into the forest. there is a quarry across the way. the area is getting subdivided and developed since it is so close to guatemala city.

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    water storage

    old cistern

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    weighing the root mass

    coffee plant roots, close up. coffee has an extensive, widespread root system, and a deep tap root.

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    winners

    all the winning farmers.

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    wood oven

    traditional wood stove and oven, on the patio

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    wow

    crazy flash effect in pony eye

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    yoshi

    yoshi, right back at ya'

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