Coffee Trip Logs

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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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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