So I arrived at 7pm last nigh in San Salvador. The first thing I noticed was how far the airport was from the city, a good 20 odd miles I think which I wasn’t expecting as in the past most countries I have visited have the airports right in the city (or at least closer).
I arrived in time to throw some clothes on (I did already have some on but they had been on me for a while) quick shower and arrived just in time for the presentation evening for the Cup of Excellence
It was great to catch up with lots of friends from the international jury and also the guys from La Fany and from El Bourbollon, but it was great to finally meet Ernesto from Alaska (the cup of excellence coffee we bought last year).
The great news was I saw him just as he was being presented with the number one spot in this years competition for his other farm.
I’m so pleased for him and pleased he being rewarded for a second year for producing great coffee.
I was also stoked to meet Aida Batlle who has done so much with her farms to raise the profile of El Salvador Coffee
Unfortunately I missed my friend Grant doing his speak to the presentation evening, but I’m told it went without a hitch (shame really 🙂 ).
So today I’m stuck to go on a farm tour or try and get some sleep. Sleep doesn’t seem to be my friend at the moment, but with so much English football on the TV (currently watching Chelsea vs Manchester United Live).
More to come