No Machacamarca this year :(

So keeping to my promise so far, day 1 of my keeping a travel-type diary alive

This time it’s an audioboo. I’m not sure why Iā€™m attracted to audioboo with an accent like this, but it’s so much easier than typing (wuth mu bad spellun).

This is a sad story, and one where I need your help. Maybe not until I get back as I think my inbox may explode, and there will be another blog post about it once I am back, with the details of what to do and when.

But I hope you find it interesting. One day it will be made into a film.

6 thoughts on “No Machacamarca this year :(”

  1. Sad for everone involved. I hope it gets sorted.
    It really is a special coffee. It’s only when you deal directly that these things become visible.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip, find something else worthy!

  2. Ah Steve, that is a very sad story. Yes, bad news for Bolivian coffee lovers – but at least we haven’t lost our farms, homes, and livelihoods. It’s helpful to hear the “back story” and the real, human cost of things we happily take for granted. I know you must be gutted by this but, on the positive side, what a great job you’ve done supporting the community. Bring on the letters. I’m sure everyone will help. Have a great trip

  3. What a horrific story, you couldn’t have made this one up and very much like a film as you said. Of course we only get to know this sort of thing happens with you having such a direct link with the farms which can only be a good thing to highlight the plight of the good honest people working in coffee. Of all the coffees it had to happen to! Such a shame but so worth fighting to get it back.

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