This was the only place I saw the use of shade trees for the coffee in Yemen.
They have great coffee here, and more of the crop is terrace-grown than what we saw in Saihi the day before.
The old port city is Al Mohka (Al Mocha, Al Mahka) which is where the name Mocha coffee came from.
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.
We returned to Sana'a to do some coffee cupper training, and to have a nighttime stroll around the old city.
There I was, once again, in Costa Rica. How did this happen?
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.
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.
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.
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!
So I took this camera to Rwanda for the Cup of Excellence competition and, crazy me, I ended up with a cool 600 photos.
This was a harvest-time trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the coffee farms we have been working with the past years.
This is a way-back archive travelogue of a cupping trip to Costa Rica in 2007!
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.
October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil. This travelogue from 2005 is image-heavy!
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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