Travel

  1. Well organized plot map of PT Toarco Jaya Pedemaran plantation, Sulawesi

    Well organized plot map of PT Toarco Jaya Pedemaran plantation, Sulawesi

    Sulawesi

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  2. India: Karnataka, Chikmagalur, Ghats 2008

    India: Karnataka, Chikmagalur, Ghats 2008

    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.

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  3. Acatenango - Fuego Blows off Steam!

    Acatenango - Fuego Blows off Steam!

    Sweet Maria's Coffee

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  4. Cafcom Coffee Lab, Guatemala 

    Cafcom Coffee Lab, Guatemala 

    The monitor over the cupping table is an instant feed of the New York C Market.

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  5. Aleco Chigounis 

    Aleco Chigounis 

    Aleco is the cupper and green coffee guy for Stumptown, a micro-roaster from Portland Oregon.

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  6. Second Half of Biocafe: Kenneth

    Second Half of Biocafe: Kenneth

    Kenneth owns a part of Finca Tono and Finca Cedral, and works a lot at the mill.

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  7. India/Delightful/Appalling

    India/Delightful/Appalling

    As usual, the arrival at an origin country is disappointing ...a whimper, not a bang.

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  8. Jan - Feb 2008: Quakers and Coffee; Travelogue to the Max; New Espresso Monkey Shirts

    Jan - Feb 2008: Quakers and Coffee; Travelogue to the Max; New Espresso Monkey Shirts

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  9. Kenya cupping method

    Kenya cupping method

    They use a Kenya method of cupping, where they fill the cup half way with hot water, wait,...

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  10. Amharic text

    Amharic text

    Amharic is the language taught in most schools, and the official government language in Ethiopia.

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  11. Micro Truck

    Micro Truck

    Back to the streets of Addis.

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  12. Mr. Duane Sorenson 

    Mr. Duane Sorenson 

    And my sole travel buddy on this trip, Mr Duane from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland and Seattle.

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  13. 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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  14. Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    I went to the 2006 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, and instead of flying I just shared a minivan with the Stumptowners. This is an extra boring set of photos...

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  15. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 5

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 5

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  16. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 4

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 4

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

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  17. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 3

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 3

    On Sunday there is a parade on the boulevard Las Americas.

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  18. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 2

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels, page 2

    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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  19. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels

    An extended trip, the last of coffee comeptitions i judged, consecutively, a lot of time away from home.

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  20. El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

    El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

    From the way back machine - another harvest time Central America trip to learn about the crop in El Salvador - a bit too early to do much cupping though.

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