• A Cup of Coffee on the Coffee Farm

    I woke up the first morning at Hacienda La Amistad still tired from the previous day’s 16 hour journey, and seriously looking forward to a good cup of coffee. Luckily, I was on the best farm in Costa Rica!  Read more »
  • Off the Grid in Costa Rica: Part 2

    Part 2 of our travelogue blog post, featuring our recent trip to Costa Rica's Hacienda La Amistad, an off-the-grid organic farm. Read more »
  • Off the Grid in Costa Rica: Our Trip to Hacienda La Amistad

    Last month we had the opportunity to travel to Hacienda La Amistad, a fully self-sufficient, sustainable, off-the-grid organic farm in the depth... Read more »

  • Colombia - Part 2!

    When I awoke the next morning, I was still in a dream-like state from all of the beautiful imagery that was imprinted on my brain. Read more »
  • Our Epic Trip To The Colombian Coffeelands!

    This past January, Jim and I were lucky enough to embark on a the trip of a lifetime - deep into the lush, shaded coffee region of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in COLOMBIA! A Read more »
  • On The Farm And "Off The Grid" In Costa Rica

    I have been fortunate to travel to many coffee origins in my many years. Each time, I do my best to come back with photographs that will tell the story. But I know that “the pictures just don’t do it justice.” Read more »
  • Combating The Coffee "Rust" In Guatemala

    Jim and Farmers standing among pruned shade trees[/caption] A few months ago, we posted about Jim's trip to Guatemala in June, focusing the content on the school and library we support there.  Read more »
  • Coffee Report: Colombian

    Our latest 'lot' of Colombian has arrived from a group of farms called Kachalu, where we have been sourcing fine coffee from for many years. Read more »
  • Jim's Trip To Indonesia

    Back in mid-December, we cupped a pre-shipment sample of Sumatra and were blown away -completely clean with syrup, toffee and milk chocolate notes and a touch of lemongrass (which really threw it over the top!) So seeing a January lull in my busy schedule, I inquired about a visit to the Takengon area of Sumatra (where we have been buying coffee for almost 20 years). Read more »