If I hadn’t come to Sacramento at this time of the year then I might have gone my whole life without knowing that I am allergic to coffee flowers! Who knew? Even if this tiny town doesn’t have a restaurant to its name, they at least had the good sense […]
When you are in another country on another continent, everything that you do is bound to be more exciting just based on the latitude and longitude difference (that is, if you are driven by adventure factors as much as I am). But there are always those moments that stand out […]
The four years that I have been a barista in Atlanta, I have been saving my money for the day that I would finish my associate’s degree and be free to go travel. Well the day finally came that the last final had been taken, the last paper turned in, […]
Guest Blogging from Brazil
Some photos from the awards ceremony for the 2011 Vale da Grama competition in Sao Sebastiao da Grama, Sao Paulo
September 1, 2011 – I had the pleasure of being a judge for one of the regional competitions of the Concurso Cafe Qualidade Parana, an annual competition with the intent if selecting the best lot of coffee within the State of Parana. This particular competition was for the region surrounding […]
Crust Removal 101. This method is much easier when using a lighter roast, such as the one used for the Classificação Oficial Brasileira, or COB.
Some notes from the Santo Antonio da Platina district qualification contest of 2011 Concurso Cafe Qualidade Parana
Monday started early today, with a 6:30am bus ride from Belo Horizonte to Pocos de Caldas. Pocos has become a staple on my stops here in Brazil since so many great coffees are found in its radius. From the larger farms of Recreio, Cachoeira da Grama, Fazenda Rainha, to small […]
A brief video on the Coffee Leaf Miner with agronomist Petronio Naves, filmed outside of Patrocinio, Minas Gerais.