I just downloaded my ipad edition of this week’s New Yorker. Actually I did it as soon as I got my reminder email that the iPad version was available. Why? Well because of this: Kelefa Sanneh on the coffee revolution, with a slide show of scenes from Aida Batlle’s Salvadoran … Read more →
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Our friend, Henry Hueck, a coffee farmer and the organizer of the coffee conference Ramacafe, from Nicaragua, has been keeping us abreast of developments across Central America as tropical storms continue to pummel the countries of the region. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those afflicted. Here is the … Read more →
Coffee Fest Chicago was awesome—a super busy trade show floor, amazing latte art competition, stellar North Central Regional Barista Competition, and killer North Central Brewers Cup contest. Man, it was busy!! Here are some images from the fun-filled weekend… Thank goodness Ken and I made it home to Portland, Ore., … Read more →
Tragedy reported today from El Salvador as heavy rains from Hurricane Ida are blamed for triggering a landslide which left at least 134 dead. From the Seattle Times: Days of heavy rains loosed mud and boulders that rolled down the slopes of the Chichontepec volcano before dawn Sunday, burying homes … Read more →
The El Salvador Barista Championship is underway from San Salvador, and it’s streaming live online. You can catch all of the action here. Sixteen competitors will try today to make it to tomorrow’s final round. Buena suerta to all.
Question, what’s even better than visiting a beautiful coffee farm? The people you meet? Well it’s true. They were pretty great. We hiked through the coffee plants, down a steep grade to a beautiful waterfall. And shockingly only José and I bothered to take home soil samples by gracefully falling … Read more →