Central America

  1. Guatemala, My First Visit (2001)

    Guatemala, My First Visit (2001)

    First trip to see coffee, way back in 2001! This was before roasters regularly visited farms, and represents the wonderment (and naivete) of that time.

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  2. A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    Cascara beverages are popping up everywhere these days.

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  3. Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    Fundamentals: Roasting Guatemalas and Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  4. Mexico/Guatemala Insta-tour

    Mexico/Guatemala Insta-tour

    Here's a few Instagrams from Tom's last trip.

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  5. Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    Adios! We're Out! Hooray!

    No more Centrals, and that's a good thing.

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  6. July 2012: The Central Question

    July 2012: The Central Question

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  7. Harvest & Offering Outlook: Spring 2012

    Harvest & Offering Outlook: Spring 2012

    So I am fresh off my 2nd origin trip with Coffee Shrub which took me to El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

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  8. Roasting Guatemala and other Washed Central American Coffees

    Roasting Guatemala and other Washed Central American Coffees

    High grown washed Central American coffees are practically the control coffee when it comes to roasting, the coffees that roast just like they should.

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  9. Check up Time

    Check up Time

    In February the harvest is well underway in Central America.

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  10. Central America and Ethiopia Updates: June 30th, 2009

    Central America and Ethiopia Updates: June 30th, 2009

    News about new arrivals. 2009

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Apr - May 2005: New Crop Centrals; Whose Taste Matters?; Moving Again

    Apr - May 2005: New Crop Centrals; Whose Taste Matters?; Moving Again

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  14. Sept - Oct - Nov. 2004: Brewing Fundamentals; Ivan the Terrible

    Sept - Oct - Nov. 2004: Brewing Fundamentals; Ivan the Terrible

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  15. Panama Travelogue 2002 - The Other Photos

    Panama Travelogue 2002 - The Other Photos

    These were something I had uploaded way back in 2002 when I went to the panama Coffee competition in Boquete.

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  16. Panama Cupping Competition 2002, Boquete, Chirqui, Panama

    Panama Cupping Competition 2002, Boquete, Chirqui, Panama

    Another from the Ye Olde Travelogue category - Panama Coffee competition back in 2002.

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  17. July - Aug 2002: Bumper Crop from Central America; A Matter of Taste; Remarkable Robusta!?!; Sweet Maria’s Returns to California

    July - Aug 2002: Bumper Crop from Central America; A Matter of Taste; Remarkable Robusta!?!; Sweet Maria’s Returns to California

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  18. Apr 2001: Pops, Cracks and Snaps; New Crop Central America Update

    Apr 2001: Pops, Cracks and Snaps; New Crop Central America Update

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