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Kenya & Uganda Coffee Sourcing Trip

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The long haul to Kenya from the west coast of the United States made me really appreciate the short hops to Central America. Man, 28 hours of travel time is taxing! But once I landed, I was ready to go, and excited about the possibility of finding some special lots from one of my favorite coffee origin countries.

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Bolivia Coffee Sourcing Trip 2012

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On my third trip to Bolivia, things did not start out as planned. A missed connection in Dallas meant I would miss my overnight flight to La Paz, Bolivia from Miami — and lead to an entire lost day on the ground sourcing, not good when you only have 5 days total source coffee.

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Latest Coffee Sourcing Trip To Bolivia

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Touching down in Bolivia is always a little disorienting…never easy to get there from San Diego and with the elevation at La Paz at almost 12000 feet, the altitude sickness usually hits you while you are in the customs line — a headache and slight dizziness until your first cup of coca tea at the hotel.

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HOSPITALITY STAR OF THE WEEK: CHUCK PATTON

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Patton’s roasting career started in 2001 with a home coffee roaster given to him by his wife. He then moved on to a one-pound capacity roaster and a farmers market stand, home deliveries and a small kiosk in back of an Albertson’s in Pacific Beach.

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ONE FARM, THREE COFFEES

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To do well in Guatemala’s Cup of Excellence is a serious achievement considering how well-established the coffee industry is in that country, to win it, consistently, year after year, tells you something about El Injerto.

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Man Seeking Coffee: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

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Bird Rock is a local roaster, which has all the trappings of a top notch cafe. They own a La Marzocco GB/5, offer multiple coffees with brew to order options on a V60 pour over bar, serve only freshly roasted coffee, have several high marks from Coffee Review, and appear to be sourcing some pretty good green coffee.

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LOCAL SURFER RAISES MONEY TO HELP HOMELESS KIDS

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“Beyond The Surface,” a non-profit organization since 2009 was created by Emi Koch to raise money to fund programs that help homeless and underprivileged kids in Peru, South Africa and India – countries that host surfing competitions, but then are forgotten by the surfers.

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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
5627 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037-752

(858) 551-1707

Coffee Bar Hours:
Mon-Fri 6am–7pm
Sat-Sun 6:30am–7pm

http://www.birdrockcoffee.com
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