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Machu Picchu Monday

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. The temperatures have been as high as 115 degrees in Northwest Arizona where we live. Humidity is low, as low as 4% sometimes, so it just feels like a blast furnace rather than the drippy rainforest kinda feeling. Thanks to the wonders of straw bale & its’ insulating qualities, […]

Links: 6/25/15

Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday June 25, 2017. Here’s a few links for your perusal: Links: Peru shoots for $1 billion in coffee exports next year Why birds hit windows and what you can do to prevent it Average Coffee prices decline in May Roasting level alters the nutritional benefits of coffee Rural roasters can […]

Machu Picchu Monday

We’ve been running hard lately, visiting all of our coffee friends & getting ready to return to Peru. Here’s a look at some weaving in the wonderful market town of Pisaq (Pisac) in the Sacred Valley below Cuzco.

Tbt: Old Peru

Posted late this week. Had a nice trip to Los Angeles, and some visits with coffee roasting friends. That part was swell, the traffic, not so much. La Oroya lies high in the Andes, and it’s one of the towns that we pass on the way to the coffee farms. It’s a mining area for […]

Machu Picchu Monday

Here’s a scene I believe it’s in Ollantaytambo, which is in the Sacred valley on the trek to Machu Picchu.

Links: 6/7/17

It’s getting warm here in northwest Arizona, which is typical this time of year. Often, we’re stuck inside as the sun is too hot to hang outside for very long. Time for a nice cold brew! Meanwhile, here’s something for your summertime sipping pleasure: National Parks have never been more popular  This is how Google […]

Machu Picchu Monday

First Monday in June. We’re enjoying the long days, but the daytime temps have recently climbed into the low 100’s & it’s not much fun trying to do stuff outside right now. Mornings are good though, so every day there’s some little project waiting. Yesterday, in a rare moment of not paying attention to the […]

Tbt: Old Peru

I hope everyone had a good long weekend, and that you remembered why we “celebrate” Memorial Day. Now, onto June; may yours be the best. Here’s another look back: