Best of Huila

In July I went to Colombia to attend an agricultural Fair in Huila.  I was there for the cupping competition primarily but it was an event much larger than that, celebrating Huila, the best region in Colombia for quality coffee over the last ten years. This was a weekend event filled with seeds, machetes, fertilizer, […]

Peruvian Coffee Quality and CENFROCAFE

Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants.  The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms.  The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and […]


The Big Central Coffee Championship is coming. October 25th-27th 2013 at Uppercut Boxing Gym in NE Minneapolis. Come and watch the top baristas in the world compete for the crown! #BIGCENTRAL from Noah N on Vimeo.