Somebody apparently got hold of my camera and took a few shots.
This was one of the smallest Roaster Guild Retreats, with about 100 participants.
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.
In no particular order, this is a photo gallery of diverse commercial and non-commercial coffee roasters I have seen, used, sold, or none-of-the-above, in my 18+ years in the coffee business.
Sweet Maria's Coffee
The monitor over the cupping table is an instant feed of the New York C Market.
Aleco is the cupper and green coffee guy for Stumptown, a micro-roaster from Portland Oregon.
Kenneth owns a part of Finca Tono and Finca Cedral, and works a lot at the mill.
It was a brief time, but I learned a lot ... and the market in Addis is great! (The woman in the image insisted I take a picture of her beautiful vegetables!)
They use a Kenya method of cupping, where they fill the cup half way with hot water, wait,...
Amharic is the language taught in most schools, and the official government language in Ethiopia.
Back to the streets of Addis.
And my sole travel buddy on this trip, Mr Duane from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland and Seattle.
A trip to the coffee growing region of Chiapas.
This is a collection of single seed coffee images I took, representing different varietals and processes.
A trip to the Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition.
The 60 Kg and 70 Kg burlap (jute) or sisal bags that coffee comes in are really neat.
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