As much fun as it has been to receive groups of baristi and roasters, for the 2008 harvest we may still do an open trip, but at the moment are not planning on it. If anything changes, I will post something on this page.
JAN 28 – FEB3, 2007 BARISTA TRIP.
O.K. this has been in the works long time now and I thought I would throw this up as many keep asking,… “what all are we going to do?” If your not on the list, and want to go, contact aaron blanco at brown coffee co. Track him down, be resourcefull. If he doesn’t have a confirmation of your purchased airline ticket soon, your not going. In joining us in this coffee adventure you must be flexible with the schedule as it is likely to change and respectfull to the culture as it’s not likely to change. In no particular order….
- Visit Iximche and or Zaculeu
- Tour all of Huehuetenango including local markets, the cementary, stadium etc.
- Visit coyotes, small, midsize and large brokers and exporters.
- You may venture on your own to have some tasty Pollo Campero – A few yrs ago it was recognized the fastest growing franchise in the world.
- A complete tour of a working drymill plant.
- A few nights stay in the Martinez Guest house.
- You will compete in a picking competition.
- Then we’ll see how you stack up with local workers.
- A 2 hour break down on the process of wetmilling and fermentation.
- You’ll have to.. I mean get to turn over coffee drying on the patios.
- Guided and independant hikes around and outside of FVH to natural springs, ridges, forests, our nursery, maybe visits with neighbors and of course we won’t forget the sheep.
- Tour of Antigua with opportunity to shop, see Spanish ruins or a local plantation.
- Guided tour of Anacafe including Coffee School, cupping lab and agrilab.
- Cafe Crawl in Guatemala City
- Visit old friends Mike and Adele in Panajachel
- Panajachel and Lake Atitlan
- Time with the Martinez family. From picking you up on arrival to dropping you off for departure.
And when it comes to transportation, you’ll have many choices…