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Category: Coffee Trip Logs

A Tale of Two Origins (Part 2/2 – Costa Rica)

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

By Trish Skeie, Zoka’s Director of Coffee It took only a few hours to fly from the Dominican Republic to…

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Colombia – July ’06 Part 1/2

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

By Chris Davidson, Zoka’s Head Roaster Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of this trip! I must say, that these…

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Colombia – July ’06 Part 2/2

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Day Six (7/26/06): Popayán to Sevilla to Armenia Visit the Photo Gallery for pictures of this trip! Another early morning…

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Roasting as an Art, Part 1: The Roasters

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

The Roasters of Zoka Coffee Company by: Erik Evenson Rumpelstiltskin used to turn straw into gold. No one knew or…

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Breaking the Crust on Brazil (November 2006)

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

by Trish Skeie, Zoka’s Director of Coffee Hard to believe that after three days lost in red tape at the…

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In Costa Rica with The Roasters Guild

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

by Drew Billups, Zoka Coffee Roaster It’s been a desire of mine to visit origin since I first started out…

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Travel Log: Ethiopia

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

by Trish Skeie, Zoka’s Director of Coffee My second morning in Ethiopia, I woke not remembering where I was. As…

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Travel Log: Rwanda Cup of Gold 2007

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

My first trip to Africa was a truly inspiring visit. It was a short 24 hour jaunt from Seattle to…

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Thomas visits Africa

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

I was invited to Burundi to represent Zoka as a potential buyer and observe first hand the ongoing development of…

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Lori takes a trip to Costa Rica Cup of Excellence

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Costa Rica Cup of Excellence 2008 The Costa Rica COE International jury met just outside San Jose, on the week…

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