Travelogue

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Yemen - Hodieda, The New Mohka

    Yemen - Hodieda, The New Mohka

    The old port city is Al Mohka (Al Mocha, Al Mahka) which is where the name Mocha coffee came from.

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  4. Yemen - Ismaili

    Yemen - Ismaili

    We were going to meet farmers in the Haimi growing area. But we were flagged down and a turnout along the way by farmers from the Ismaili growing region.

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  5. Yemen - Cupping with Mohamed

    Yemen - Cupping with Mohamed

    We returned to Sana'a to do some coffee cupper training, and to have a nighttime stroll around the old city.

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  6. Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    There I was, once again, in Costa Rica. How did this happen?

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  7. Costa Rica En Enero

    Costa Rica En Enero

    I find myself in Costa Rica again, but it took so long to upload these pictures, that it is not even my most recent trip there.

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  8. Sumatra 5 Star Certified- Aceh and Lintong

    Sumatra 5 Star Certified- Aceh and Lintong

    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.

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  9. Papua New Guinea, Nuts to You

    Papua New Guinea, Nuts to You

    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.

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  10. Guatemala Antigua, Finca La Carmona March 2011

    Guatemala Antigua, Finca La Carmona March 2011

    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!

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  11. Rwanda Cup of Oppulence, 2010

    Rwanda Cup of Oppulence, 2010

    So I took this camera to Rwanda for the Cup of Excellence competition and, crazy me, I ended up with a cool 600 photos.

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  12. Costa Rica Harvest Trip  Jan 2010

    Costa Rica Harvest Trip Jan 2010

    This was a harvest-time trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the coffee farms we have been working with the past years.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Brazil Cerrado & Minas Gerais 2005

    Brazil Cerrado & Minas Gerais 2005

    October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil. This travelogue from 2005 is image-heavy!

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  18. Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2003

    Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2003

    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.

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