ETHIOPIA – Travelling in the mother land of coffee
Coming back at origins! Ethiopia and the Region of Sidamo in particular is the mother land of coffee, where it was born.
GUATEMALA – A great adventure in this coffee origin trip
A great adventure in this coffee origin trip! First stop in Antigua, for visiting some coffee shops and tasting filter coffees brewed in Chemex and V60, roasted by domestic micro-roastery companies.
PERÚ – A high-altitude nation
Taking on Peru’s high altitudes to reach the coffee plantations was the hardest part! From 1600 to 1700 metres above sea level, with some crossings going up as high as 4300 m, travel was complicated due to trails and roads that were often unpaved.
JAVA – The strength of the nature
Every trip, every Country and platation provokes beautiful excitements. In Indonesia, I saw some platations at the foot of important and “alive” volcanos; they seem to be big watchman!
RWANDA – The power of rebirth
From what I saw, the country was clean and tidy, welcoming and hospitable. Coffee harvesting businesses are still a bit behind the times, trying to adopt the most advanced modern production methods, but are still in the research phase.
HONDURAS – The green tropic
In Honduras we saw particularly nice cherries, the most beautiful we ever saw. Red, solid, marvellous. Their ripeness was incredibly uniform.
COLOMBIA – Where countries are called people
All the plantations are far from the cities, they are completely immersed into the nature. And in Colombia geography is arduous.
BRAZIL – Red soil
Daterra is a Brazilian fazenda in Minas Gerais, the country of mines. It is big, meticulously organized and has various kinds of coffee. It was the first farm to be certified by Rainforest Alliance.