Category: Travelogue

Combating The Coffee “Rust” In Guatemala

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. Of course, Jim also spent time visiting the growers who supply our wonderful Guatemalan Atitlan coffee; a small group of about 50 families that take great pride in the quality of… 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. The Kachalu farms surround a forest preserve, managed by Fundacion Natura, that protects an endangered species of Andean oak. The farms are part of the Rainforest Alliance certification program and… 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… Read more »