Monday, Happy Presidents day!
Monday, Happy Presidents day!
Here’s a couple of pics sent in via Rusty Stevens taken by his father Bob Stevens sometime in the 1930’s in a trip to Peru.
Here’s another Monday visit to the amazing Sacred Valley of Peru. If you’ve never been there, you’ll be astounded and delighted by what you see. Wandering freely are these guys:
Peru is a nation rich in minerals. Mining and related industries make approximately 15% of Peru’s GDP, so it’s a very important part of the economy. Lately with copper prices being relatively higher after lagging for years, Peru has benefitted with more mining earnings. It’s not without issues though, as the environmental standards were completely lacking for many years, and the locals have suffered with contaminated air and water.
CoffeeCon 2018 Los Angeles kicked off for two days on February 3, 2018. The Consumer Coffee Festival is held in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. With a varied schedule of educational events & a host of local coffee vendors, it’s always pleasing to the coffee lover.
For home roasters, there were green coffee sellers, and Behmor representing home roasters. Everything from kitchen espresso to hosting a private cupping were covered. There was even a coffee martini class! Exciting prizes also awaited lucky winners.
Here are a few photo highlights: Read more
CoffeeCon, the consumer coffee festival starts on this Saturday, see below. Enjoy!
A look back at the Crillon Hotel, Lima:
A classic postcard…
Monday already…I was just getting used to Sunday. Here’s a shot taken along the Inca Trail. Have an amazing week!
January is slipping away. Hope your year is going well. It’s been a flurry of activity for us, and it’s all good. Here’s a look back:
A holiday today in the US. It’s Martin Luther King day. Here’s a continuing look at the market place in Pisaq below Cuzco. Pisaq is a wonderful spot to stop and recharge before heading deeper into the Sacred Valley and to Machu Picchu. It sits in a valley, and is surrounded by the Pisaq Archeological Park. It’s a stiff upwards hike…
This is a photo from Belen, which is on the Amazon next to Iquitos, Peru. Iquitos is the largest city in the world with no road access. The former rubber capital of the world features many striking colonial homes from that bygone era. Belen is a community of people that live on the Amazon, and will see the river rise and fall by dozens of feet, and the lower part of the houses will be underwater.
Here’s a couple from Pisaq, which is a fun market town just below Cuzco.
First Thursday of the New Year.
Iquitos is the largest city in the world that does not have road access.(pop 371,000) One has to take a quick flight from Lima, or the more adventurous river boats. Many of these old huts still exist and are lived in today along the ancient river “road.”
Seems like in the blink of an eye, it’s 2018. May it be a good one for all… Happy New Year!
Hope everyone is having a great holiday…
Merry Christmas from Peru! May your 2018 also be the best ever. Thanks from us at A Little Further South Coffee for your patronage, we truly appreciate you. Hugs to all…
It’s a busy time of year, take care. In the Southern hemisphere, it’s nearly summer so the temperatures are higher, and the days are longer. In the northeast Peruvian town of Tarapoto, daylight comes early and with it the noise and bustle of this growing hub in San Martin. It’s lovely…
In The Gardens Of The San Franciscan Monastery (Photo via Cardcow.com):
One week until Christmas. Soon, a new year. Resolution to visit Machu Picchu in 2018?
Here’s a look back to the All America Cable Company. Enjoy & Happy Holidays one and all!
This is a weaver in the market town of Pisac, which is the first stop below Cuzco heading into the Sacred valley towards Machu Picchu.
Have a wonderful week.
Below is a look back to gathering rubber in Peru. The rubber capital of the world until 1912 was Iquitos, which today is the largest city in the world without road access (420,000 population.)
Happy Monday in Advent. Have a great week!
A week after Thanksgiving already. Here’s a look back:
Cyber Monday! I think you need more coffee…Enjoy…
Monday, Thanksgiving week. Shopping today before the feast, and maybe later after if we dare…
Here’s a look back to 1948:
After a wonderful weekend which included the Yucca Veterans’ Day parade & our Yucca Area Arts Council garage sale, it’s back to the grind. May we all have a good week…
Here’s a few more for your reading pleasure:
Thursday’s look back to the wharf at Callao:
Another look back: the Peruvian coastline before all the modern shipping/loading machines came. Happy November!
Last Monday in October…Happy Halloween!
Here’s a look back at an old Llama pack train…
When one makes that “bucket list” trip to Peru and Machu Picchu, we recommend flying to Cuzco and immediately traveling into the Sacred Valley which is lower in elevation. Unless you are accustomed to high elevations, Cuzco may be a bit overwhelming at over 11,000 ft elevation (3,400 m.)
After your journey to Machu Picchu, you should return to Cuzco (hopefully more acclimated to the elevation,) and check out this historic city.
Here’s a picture from the Cuzco Museum of Art:
Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:
Peruvian skeletons show ritual violence (self loading video)
Here’s a classic from Lima:
Happy Monday one and all!
A look back to the Sacred Valley between Cuzco & Machu Picchu.
Have a great week!
Here’s a vintage photo taken in 1968 by Julio Carbacho Photography. (Via Cardcow)
Monday’s look at Machu Picchu. This masked traveler joined us on our journey.
Monday Monday, can’t trust that day…but you can trust Machu Picchu to always amaze.
Here’s a vintage photo from the “floating islands” near Puno, Peru.
Monday again. May you have great coffee & better health…
Vintage photo from Barranco, which today is an artist district. Always fun to visit…
Good Monday morning! Here’s sending prayers, good thoughts, and best wishes to all our friends in Florida.
Happy Thursday, and have a nice weekend too!
Embroidered Viva Peru from 1917 (via Cardcow)
Happy Labor Day one and all. As one who labors often, it is nice to have a quiet day. Enjoy!
Happy Labor day weekend to all! Here’s some reading tidbits. Enjoy, and be safe out there!
Make Cold Brew at Home
Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition 12/3-12/6/17 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
If you’re over 45, drinking coffee reduces mortality (self starting video)
Micro Coffee Festival Brazil September 27-28 Franca, Brazil
California Initiative would legalize psychedelic mushrooms (In Amsterdam, it already is, and has been for years.)
Coffee Fest Portland, OR October 13-15
Peru’s Coffee production showing increase through 2017
Another look back. This is a picture that includes the comet of 1901. For more about the great comet of 1901, see here.
The Exposition Palace:
And it’s not even Monday.
It’s been a crazy week since we returned from Wyoming & the lovely Shoshone National Forest to see the Great Solar Eclipse 2017. We’re trying to keep up with a variety of work related projects, family issues, and just the normal day to day stuff. Watching the news seems mesmerizing as we watch the destruction and displacement of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Daily temperatures have been climbing to 105F, and our brains have turned to mush, hence the tardy post.
We’d like to share our recent adventure here…
Before The Eclipse
We made our way to Wyoming with a side detour to Bryce Canyon National Park. It had been a while, so we had forgotten the grand beauty of the area.
After a night there, we meandered to Green River, Wyoming for a rest before “heading into the wild.” Read more
Thursday already? Sheez, I have too much to do…enjoy & have an amazing weekend.
Here’s an old shot of the Plaza de Armas in Lima. It’s a historic and delightful place.
Here’s another Thursday look back. We’re off to Wyoming, and the total solar eclipse. Have a good weekend!
Monday again, here we go! Enjoy…
Peru has some of the highest train routes in the world that traverse the mighty Andes. Here’s a look back:
It’s very Monday here, as we keep working on the building that we bought in Tarapoto. I’m working on before and after shots to show the progress. We’ve been slaving for weeks, but the place is looking good!
The Port of Callao is the largest in Peru, close to Lima, the Capital. Here’s a look back before it was modernized:
Last day of July, and Machu Picchu Monday…
We’re enjoying the Fiestas Patrias (Patriot Days) here in lovely Tarapoto. For more on Tarapoto, see this link here.
For your weekend pleasure, here’s a few links:
Bonus pic – Christmas in July:
Here’s a look back at the Hotel Gran Bolivar in Lima, Peru : (Photo: Cardcow.com)
Monday Machu Picchu style. Here’s a picture taken of the monument to Hiram Bingham who discovered Machu Picchu on this day in 1911. Have a blessed week!
Here’s a look back at the Inca Throne. (Photo: Cardcow)
We’re having a lovely time in Tarapoto, although working hard. The cool nights are helping sleep, we’re very thankful for that…have an amazing week!
Here’s a look back. This was taken near Arequipa, Peru. Note the Volcano Misti. Enjoy! (Photo: Cardcow)
Another Monday…hope everyone has a super week!
We’re enjoying our time in Peru, although working hard every day. The weather is nice here right now as it’s winter and not quite as hot. Here’s a look back to 1905:
Monday, Monday… Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful 4th of July long weekend. Far away on another continent in the high altitude Inca city of Cuzco:
It’s Thursday, here’s a classic…
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, we’ve managed to be completely comfortable in “the jail” as Yrma calls it.
In Peru, it’s winter and the days are shorter; sometimes nights are cooler and more comfortable as the Winds of St. John blow up from the south.
Here’s a vendor of fresh empanadas in the market town of Pisaq, below Cuzco in the Sacred Valley.
Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday June 25, 2017. Here’s a few links for your perusal:
Thursday already…another look back:
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.
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 various minerals, and has recently been the site of many protests over mine pollution and strikes have blocked the Central Highway several times.
Here’s a look back:
Near to La Oroya:
Here’s a scene I believe it’s in Ollantaytambo, which is in the Sacred valley on the trek to Machu Picchu.
Another look back. Note the curious spelling…
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:
Small towns saved by legal marijuana (but what happens when it’s legal everywhere?)
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 desert while walking to the garden, I found myself within striking distance of Mohave Green rattlesnake. He coiled and rattled, and I jumped about 8 feet in a microsecond, heart pumping and a full shot of adrenaline. It was a moment of profound gratitude; it could have easily gone very wrong. My sense of caution is renewed…
Here’s a shot of some folks sitting on a bench to try to give a little perspective to the towering mountains surrounding Machu Picchu. No wonder it wasn’t discovered until 1911…
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:
Here’s a vintage poster:
Monday, May 22, 2017. We finally started getting hot here. I’ve seen 98 degrees now. The bee saga continues as the beekeeper has “no showed” twice now. We’re looking at alternatives…
Meanwhile, here’s some incredible steps at Machu Picchu;
The bee saga continues at home. Luckily, the beekeeper will be here on Monday morning, so we can walk a little easier outside.
What started as just a few bees quickly morphed into a dark group of thousands of bees at the top of our front porch. During the day, the bees are still active in the porch, but also a large “clump” of bees has taken up residence on the ground at the edge of the porch below a Juniper tree. It’s a first for us…
We also had a recent visit from seven javalina. Below are some links of interest. Enjoy! Have a great weekend…
Coffee Improves Mood (Studies confirm, but you already knew this!)
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 3 second increments (worth the 7 minutes…very cool)
Today’s look back is a historical photo from a market in Juliaca, Peru. (Via Cardcow.com)
Geez, it’s Monday alright. The jeep began to make some terrible sounds in Kingman today, but it turned to be just something that had come loose bouncing down the dirt roads out here.
But then after returning home, the bees began swarming on the front porch…see below for today’s bonus pic!
Here’s the Machu Picchu Monday photo, a shot taken with a look at some ancient ruins above Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley:
As promised, today’s Monday surprise (the bees:)
Here’s an old postcard from the Port of Talara which is located in Piura in Northwest Peru.
Monday, Monday…here’s another photo taken in the Sacred Valley near Machu Picchu. Enjoy:
Another look back:
Gee, it’s Thursday already…
The things he’s seen…
The 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo was once again held in Seattle this year. It was another fabulous experience, and a chance to see many of our coffee friends and acquaintances.
We were happy to see that Peru was well represented again this year. It seems like every year they just take it to another level. We participated in a cupping of several award winners, as well as some wonderful naturals and honeys. It’s exciting to see the quality of Peruvian coffee return to the excellence that we saw before coffee rust wiped out so many farms in 2012. Go Peru!
We took a ton of pictures from the exhibit hall, but probably only touched on everything there. It was impressive! I had roaster envy with all of the many roasters on display, and there were so many delicious coffees for endless sampling. (I was pretty wired at the end of every day!)
Anyway, here’s a little photo blast from the exhibit halls plus bonus Pike St Market (Cupping pics toward the bottom:) Read more
Monday, back from Seattle & the Specialty Coffee Expo. Whew! We have orders, but photos to follow. Meanwhile, here’s your Machu Picchu Monday shot:
Another Thursday, another look back.
Today is the first day of the 2017 Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Seattle. Welcome all coffee lovers!
Easter Monday. May you and yours have a great one…
Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure. Have a good one, and be safe…
Another look back…
Have a great week…drink more coffee!
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