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  7. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

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  10. Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

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

Nov. 24, 2008

I just returned from Sumatra and Sulawesi; it was a looonnng trip that seemed all too short. I divided the pictures into groups because there are a bazillion images:

  • North Sumatra, including Lintong and the Lake Toba area
  • The Aceh District of Sumatra (actually north of North Sumatra!) which includes Takengon and the areas around Lake Tawar
  • .... and then Sulawesi and Tana Toraja, an amazing, mystical place, where I handily whacked my head crawling through a tunnel in a Toraja traditional burial cave. It still hurts. -Tom
another soccer ball finds an appreciative home in Takengon, Aceh, Sumatra!