2009 Colombia Cup of Excellence

Last week I traveled to Pereira, Colombia to participate as a sensory judge for the Cup of Excellence program. Pereira rests in a small valley that descends from the western Andes mountains, placing it in the heart of the major coffee growing regions. For those who are unfamiliar, the Cup of Excellence is a rigorous […]

2009 Colombia Cup of Excellence

Last week I traveled to Pereira, Colombia to participate as a sensory judge for the Cup of Excellence program. Pereira rests in a small valley that descends from the western Andes mountains, placing it in the heart of the major coffee growing regions. For those who are unfamiliar, the Cup of Excellence is a rigorous […]

Viva la Micromill REVOLUTION en Costa Rica!

I’ll admit it. I have always found Costa Rican coffee bright, clean, fine acidity, and rather boring. It sounds like a strange combination, but when you look at the history of coffee in Costa Rica, they had always done it “right.” During the 1970’s and 1980’s, Costa Rica had raised the bar for world coffee […]

Viva la Micromill REVOLUTION en Costa Rica!

I’ll admit it. I have always found Costa Rican coffee bright, clean, fine acidity, and rather boring. It sounds like a strange combination, but when you look at the history of coffee in Costa Rica, they had always done it “right.” During the 1970’s and 1980’s, Costa Rica had raised the bar for world coffee […]

Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Oh My! . . . Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Oh My! . . . .

We’ve been busy in Africa this past year visiting, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya twice, Uganda and Ethiopia once, and we have a lot to show for it finally. Here’s a brief summary, and there’ll be more coming very soon in blogs, photos, and other stuff. Rwanda, we have a container of a very wonderful Rwandan […]