Travelogue

  1. Ethiopia - Road Dust and Deep Ruts

    Ethiopia - Road Dust and Deep Ruts

    A post from the road ... about our trip through southern and western Ethiopia coffee lands in late 2018.

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  2. Sweet Maria's Emailer 11/16/2018

    Sweet Maria's Emailer 11/16/2018

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  3. Kenya Help a Small Farmer?

    Kenya Help a Small Farmer?

    Kenya small farmers face a lack of support, materials and know-how.

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  4. Uganda Like This Coffee

    Uganda Like This Coffee

    Coffee from western Uganda has typically been low grade commercial quality. But potential is there...

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  5. Rwanda, A Photo Set (May 2018)

    Rwanda, A Photo Set (May 2018)

    A photo travelogue of a harvest-period trip to Rwanda, the various farmer sites and some new areas we are looking for coffee!

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  6. Sulawesi and the Sumatra Effect.

    Sulawesi and the Sumatra Effect.

    Some thoughts on Suluwesi and Indonesia in general while traveling there...

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  7. Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    Harvest in Nariño comes at a time that is somewhat in between the middle and main harvests of our other primary sources of Colombian coffee, namely Urrao and Caicedo in the north, and La Plata and Inzá down south.

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  8. Burundi: A Photo Set from May 2018

    Burundi: A Photo Set from May 2018

    I took an extended East Africa trip in May 2018, but with only a limited number of days in Burundi. But I wanted to share photos of current farms and stations we are involved with.

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  9. Video Travelogue: Ethiopia Coffee Vignettes

    Video Travelogue: Ethiopia Coffee Vignettes

    Various scenes from a coffee trip to Ethiopia.

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  10. Honey in Ethiopia

    Honey in Ethiopia

    This video is not about coffee! It's about another interest of Tom's...honey...shot in Ethiopia, in December 2016.

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  11. Video Travelogue - Walkin' and Talkin' in Shakiso Ethiopia

    Video Travelogue - Walkin' and Talkin' in Shakiso Ethiopia

    Walkin' n talkin' around coffee farms and mills in Ethiopia.

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  12. Video Travelogue: Colombia Farm Visits 2016 - PART 1

    Video Travelogue: Colombia Farm Visits 2016 - PART 1

    Part 1 - Coffee processing and thoughts on coffee from Colombia.

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  13. Video Travelogue: Colombia Farm Visits 2016 - PART 2

    Video Travelogue: Colombia Farm Visits 2016 - PART 2

    Part 2 - Video and commentary from around the farm, in town and getting stuck in the rain, in Colombia.

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  14. Coffee + Photography = ?

    Coffee + Photography = ?

    We point our cameras at the farmer, at their trees, and their dog, at their wet-pulper machine, at their family members, and we take a picture.

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  15. Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    Insta-tour of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    A few 'grams from Tom's most recent trip

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  16. Insta-tour of Ethiopia

    Insta-tour of Ethiopia

    A few moments from Tom's recent trip.

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  17. A Look Around Colombia: October 2015 

    A Look Around Colombia: October 2015 

    Urrao is unique for many reasons, one of which is the amazingly flat "Valle de Penderisco" (carved out by an ancient river of the same name) that greets you when descending into town on the main highway.

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  18. A Look Around Colombia, October 2015

    A Look Around Colombia, October 2015

    Writing and uploading coffee travelogues on a regular basis is something I did religiously ... that is, until around 6 years ago when the travel became so frequent that the task became impossible.

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  19. Yemen - Hiking to Saih Valley

    Yemen - Hiking to Saih Valley

    This was the only place I saw the use of shade trees for the coffee in Yemen.

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  20. Yemen - Citadels of Harasi

    Yemen - Citadels of Harasi

    They have great coffee here, and more of the crop is terrace-grown than what we saw in Saihi the day before.

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