Raising the bar of Ugandan coffee

"Mixing red and green coffee cherries together it's like giving abortion to baby before birth" - Kads Dison Uganda does produce the most incredible coffee that stands for quality and flavor that makes it unique and more approachable among coffee professionals. Coffees from Uganda recently started to dominate among baristas around the world who compete … Continue reading Raising the bar of Ugandan coffee

New coffee farms to visit this winter. Africa calling

I start preparing for my trip for this winter. I will be visiting some coffee farms in places I never been before and some I previously had pleasure to discover. This winter the road takes me back to African continent that I love with all my heart. The adventure would encompass not only coffee farms … Continue reading New coffee farms to visit this winter. Africa calling

Land of Enchantment. Coffee of Madagascar

  You probably heard that the best vanilla in the world comes from Madagascar. You have also learned that some great cacao beans are produced in Madagascar. But have you tried coffee from this not well known part of the world where besides acclaimed spices, the fertile and organic soil along with proper elevation gives … Continue reading Land of Enchantment. Coffee of Madagascar

Devastated coffee farm in Uganda

While in Uganda, I asked barista Martin Rogers to help me organize trip to the coffee farm in Uganda which turned dramatic. Not only they were 4 hours late for 7 hours car drive to the farm but I ended up in this farm (forgot the name) in Sipi area which was tragic to look … Continue reading Devastated coffee farm in Uganda

The hidden coffee part of the world. São Tomé and Príncipe.

Have you ever heard about the island, country and nation called São Tomé and Príncipe? Most people have no clue where it is or even if it exists. That’s what exactly happened to me when I was planning my trip to African continent to learn more about specialty coffee scene and their rise to the … Continue reading The hidden coffee part of the world. São Tomé and Príncipe.

The gem of Kenyan coffee

Kenya is absolutely beautiful and charming country with incredible landscape of green lavish valleys and breathtaking Rift Valley that runs through Kenya from north to south. Kenya is home to 64 of the total lakes found within the continent of Africa. I was able to visit two of them, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. Nairobi … Continue reading The gem of Kenyan coffee

Coffee sector of Cuba

Cuba is the most fascinating country to visit, and not due to embargo and disgraceful economic blockade imposed by imperialistic American Government but for its charm, beauty, warm hospitality, and pride of Cuban people to preserve their identity in spite of American failure to take down the Castro regime and impose its own capitalistic ideology … Continue reading Coffee sector of Cuba

Struggling to Build Specialty in Nepal

There are coffee regions we know well, but there are regions where violence, accessibility, and poverty have detrimentally affected coffee production. In this post, we’ll highlight different coffee-producing countries and discuss the struggles producers face and how baristas, and various nonprofit organizations are helping to make coffee from these countries viable, more profitable, and available … Continue reading Struggling to Build Specialty in Nepal

O’Coffee. Brasil

I arrived on March 7th, 2016 at O’Coffee headquarters, at Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Brazil, for an Internship Program that lasted for a week. During that period, I acquired knowledge in Brazilian coffee, from seed to cup. “We are open to ideas at O’Coffee and I personally believe that this exchange is an amazing … Continue reading O’Coffee. Brasil

Ena Galletti. The woman in coffee. Ecuador

In February 2016 I had a pleasure to meet the wonderful and powerful woman in the coffee industry of Ecuador. Her name is Ena Galletti. She runs her specialty coffee shops in the capital of Quito and also works with different coffee producers around Ecuador to select the best the country can offer for the … Continue reading Ena Galletti. The woman in coffee. Ecuador