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A day trip to London

I spent my friday doing something I really love to do. Our importers invited me down for the day to cup some of the new crop arrivals from Brazil and central america.

Good news from a blind cupping table the Brazil Cachoeria and the El Salvador La fany that we love so much came top on the two tables. Other favorites like the Guatemala El Bosque the Brazil santa terrazina were very close behind and confirmed my thoughts we have some of the best coffee’s from around the world that stand up and in some cases exceed some of the COE coffees we stock. The fact that most of these coffees have been found through the coffee discovery program is no surprise. Also one or two coffees that we have cupped before have improved massively. Expect some new coffees we have not seen before to arrive.

Other good coffees to come through were the Costa Rica Licho that we stocked as a COE last year and all being well we will this year.

Also I’ve finalized the parts of my planned trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua in a couple of weeks, and that is going to be one of my best trips ever. Lots planned and will be a blast. One thing I hope to do on this trip is to video blog. Not sure how to do this but I will try.

Talking to our importers today my trip that is penciled in for the summer will be more life changing. I’m told to have my eyes open and my mind ready to be changed. I know one person wants to know where but I still can’t confirm maybe soon though πŸ™‚

So a great day all in all, a good coffee day that has reminded me why I want to show these great coffees to you all and re affirmed my cupping ability in my own mid.

My favorite barista was missing from the equation today which is a first on my trip to my importers since she left. She knows who she is and you were missed. To this day my best ever espresso was pulled by my Norwegian friend, I look forward to another really soon.

A good day !

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9 Comments

  1. Steve,

    A video blog sounds superb. Can I heartily recommend buying the Aiptek HD camcorder from Amazon – Β£152!! Add a 4gb SD card for Β£12 and you are good to go. Imports straight into iPhoto and iMovie.

    If you check my blog >> http://www.theappleofmyi.com/blog >> there’s an affiliate link for the camera on the side, just in case you get one πŸ˜‰

    Cheers!

    Jon

  2. Can’t believe ANYone would be interested in where you’re going this summer πŸ˜› B’tard πŸ˜› Anyway, sounds like a great way to close the week and enjoy the wknd πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the v-logs πŸ˜€

  3. Hi Jon bought one will see how I get on with it, but looks like what I was after.

    Marcy the ONLY person interested is you πŸ™‚ But I’m getting all the mileage I can out of it πŸ™‚

  4. Like I said, “B’tard” πŸ˜› If you’re supposed to keep an open mind (about the coffee at the origin you’re so far only ‘pencilled’ in to visit?), I’m thinking Vietnam πŸ˜›

    Get all the mileage you can, Steve… I’ve got some gossip too I’ve been meaning to tell you about πŸ˜€ Ooops πŸ˜›

  5. Like I said, “B’tard” πŸ˜› But… “keep an open mind”… hmmm… Vietnam?!?!?

  6. No wait… Cornwall? Eden Project? πŸ˜† πŸ˜›

  7. Hey Marcy

    I know where he is going…….x

  8. Hey Sarah… now don’t you be a big tease too πŸ˜›

  9. When r u coming over Marcy for a visit…we miss you in the house of Has Bean…….?

    New space is looking good..Send me an email and your skype address and we can talk on skype.

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