Anette’s trip reports

One of the things I’d like to do this year with this blog is highlight coffee writing that I think is great, from all around the web.  You could argue that this particular selection is self serving, so here’s the clear disclaimer:  These articles were posted on our company blog.  I generally try not to link to work stuff on here, but sometimes I think it is entirely appropriate.

Recently Anette has started to write up her travels, starting with Ethiopia in November, and continuing last week with Sumatra.  I really enjoy reading these posts, a genuine mixture of her personality, bountiful information and her insight.  (The fact that English isn’t even her first language shames my poor language skills so deeply.)  I also really like that these are written by someone travelling to learn, and looking to share the information collected. I have no idea how she records as much information as she does!

Posting these makes me realise that there aren’t enough posts like this out there, or (more likely) I’m just not looking in the right places.  Feel free to link me up in the comments! (I read Coffee Collective’s posts, Tim Wendelboe’s and Tom Owens mostly)

I think these posts are very much worth reading – yes, yes I am probably extra biased because of who is writing them, but if you put the time in reading them (they’re pretty long) then I’m confident you’ll come to the same conclusion. (That they were worth reading, not that I am biased!)

Sumatra 1
Sumatra 2
Sumatra 3

Ethiopia 1
Ethiopia 2
Ethiopia 3
Ethiopia 4
Ethiopia 5

Instapaper is your friend for this sort of thing!

2 Comments

  1. This may not be quite what you are looking for; delete if that’s the case.

    When I’ve traveled to coffee farms for ecological research, I have tried to post from that point of view — providing an overview of what the farm looks like (these are farms growing coffee under various types of shade) as well as the birds and other biodiversity they contain. I think most coffee people, especially those that have been to origin, have an idea of what shade and good diversity look like, but I hope to give a bit more perspective on that. I’ve provided a few links below. I actually write two other sites (one for my bird work, another for insects) where I’ve gone into greater detail on those taxa on the farms, but I’ll spare you those unless someone requests the links.

    Here are a few posts on the coffee site -
    Nicaragua: http://bit.ly/iiBxAU
    Different Nicaragua farm: http://bit.ly/gWGIEU
    Panama: http://bit.ly/nH1vam

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