Before coffee was sold by the name of the source country, it was listed by the nearly mythic names of the port city from which it shipped.
Dan manages our cupping lab and roasts/cups countless coffees every week so he was excited to travel to Guatemala to visit farms that we work with.
This is a set of images from my recent trip to Ethiopia, and instead of trying to represent everywhere I went, I focused only on images I wanted to caption, ones I thought were worth making notes about.
This was a quick trip (made even shorter by delayed flights and missed connections in Houston)
Remember, origin is a long way from home, and some may not believe you were actually there.
Tom got back from Sumatra last week with a camera full of great photos.
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.
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.
So I took this camera to Rwanda for the Cup of Excellence competition and, crazy me, I ended up with a cool 600 photos.
These photos were shot during Tom's most recent trip to Costa Rica in January 2010 - a mid-harvest visit to see the coffees we now are selling.
Coffee picking, processing, cupping, funerals, spelunking, surfing.... something for everyone.
This was a harvest-time trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the coffee farms we have been working with the past years.
Painting on wall at Bella Carmona, just outside Antigua Guatemala.
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