An extended trip, the last of coffee comeptitions i judged, consecutively, a lot of time away from home.
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.
I came to Kona, invited to be a judge at the 2005 Cupping Competition. I was a bit frazzled from work, but happy to be away from the computer at least!
Sacred Hawaiian Altar defiled by the German elderly!
Putting danger aside, I was a big fan of the steam vents at Kilauea, finding them sulfurous in odor, but nice and warm.
October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil. This travelogue from 2005 is image-heavy!
Offerings: Along the road in Itaipuacu, offering plates mark the location of someone's private ceremony.
Not a Goth: I just like cemetaries (as you will see later on), I am not morose.
The guy on the smoke machine was a little overzealous.
In Cupping Lab No.1 at Daterra, a display of foreign matter and defects found in coffee.
Here we have Neto scoring the dry fragrance on the semi-final round of cupping.
Once again, October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil.
One of the many fun-loving spiders of Hawaii, just hanging out.
Up the hill from Honaunau, in South Kona, is the Cowell's farm, Kowali Estate.
I can't remember, but this might have been the first time I was on a jury for the Cup of Excellence. Previously, I had been to the Panama competitions. This was held in Matagalpa.
These were something I had uploaded way back in 2002 when I went to the panama Coffee competition in Boquete.
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