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Category: Coffee Trip Logs

Greetings from Bolivia: What Goes Into Cup of Excellence

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

By: Jeff Babcock, Founder & President. The plane touched down in La Paz, Bolivia just as the sun began to…

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Notes on Nicaragua: Happy Farms Make Happy Coffee

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Nicaragua has a lot going for it: great coffee, great landscape, great friends. For the past few years I have…

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True Life: I’m a Coffee Bean

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Ever wonder how coffee beans go from cherries at the top of a tree to mocha perfection swirling in your…

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Greetings from Guatemala: Cup of Excellence Competition 2010

Posted on: January 23rd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Who knew searching for the world’s finest artisan coffee could be dangerous? Read Jeff’s travel journal as he heads to…

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Greetings from Guatemala: COE and Tropical Storm Agatha

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

We left off with Jeff getting a good night’s sleep prior to a full 7 hour day of cupping and…

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Jared’s and Nick’s Coffee Tour: Volume 1

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Zoka Coffee cravings are not unheard of. And it may seem like those of you outside of the Seattle area…

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Jared’s and Nick’s Coffee Tour: Volume 2

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

It’s time for another installment of Jared and Nick’s Wholesale Adventures. Last time we joined our heroes they were headed…

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Jared and Nick’s Coffee Tour: Volume 3

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

This week we headed off to visit the growing coffee empire of Loreen Hyuh. Loreen has been a loyal customer…

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Zoka News Flash!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Recently we hosted an epic in-company latte-art throwdown event. Baristas from all our store locations – Greenlake, University District, and…

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Zoka Road Trip – San Francisco

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

San Francisco: Bright Coffees, Big City During a January weekend, two of our senior baristas, Chris and Megan, went on…

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