Small Washing Station in Yirgacheffe
Sam, our Director of Coffee, recently made his way to southern Ethiopia to explore the Gedeo coffee-growing region. This process wasn’t easy—four days air time, five days on the ground, and approximately 30 driving hours—but it was worth it. Along his way, Sam was able to check out a few new farms, strengthen existing relationships, and experience the birthplace of coffee.
Anytime you travel you have to expect some sort of jet lag, but what Sam didn’t realize is that not only was he 8 hours ahead of his normal time zone but he had, in fact, traveled back in time to March of 2010! An interesting thing about Ethiopia is that, while we in the US use the Gregorian calendar, they use the Coptic calendar which is about 7 to 8 years behind ours.
After wrapping his mind... continue reading →