Links: 4/14/17

Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure. Have a good one, and be safe…


Coffee – the journey in video

How much does it cost to plant coffee?

Amazing heat storage device….from the middle ages

7 Secrets to perfect compost

Megafloods formed this amazing area in eastern Washington State

10 Companies control everything you buy

Water has built up in a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon, Now what?

Specialty Coffee Association Big Event April 20-23, Seattle

China plans Panda reserve 3 times the size of Yellowstone


Tbt: Old Peru

Another look back…

Church of San Agustin façade Lima, Peru (Photo: Cardcow)


Tbt: Old Peru

Vintage from Cuzco…Enjoy!

Grace Line – Country Scene (Photo: Cardcow)

Machu Picchu Monday

First Monday in April. The year is moving by fast, but we’re enjoying a gorgeous Spring in northwest Arizona. Meanwhile, here’s Machu Picchu Mondays’ pic :

Machu Picchu One of the Seven Wonders of the World


Machu Picchu Monday

Monday again? It was a good weekend, back to the regular week. Roasting, packing, and shipping. May your week go well…

The splendor of Machu Picchu


Real People, Really Good Coffee March 2017

It’s been a delightful Spring here in northwest Arizona. It’s a great time to be out visiting customers and green coffee clients all over the southwest from Las Vegas to Tucson & over to LA & Orange counties.

Meanwhile, in the home office, we’re roasting fresh coffee daily for our “regulars,” and packing and shipping green coffee for our home/market roasters. It’s a busy routine, yet it’s a daily thrill to know that our coffees are being roasted and shared in so many places.

At the same time, the farmers are preparing for the upcoming harvest season. It’s still very early in the season, but within the next month the earliest coffee beans will ripen, and with that the first tastes of the 2017 crop. The Curibamba group of farmers is in the process of becoming a full fledged coffee cooperative, which allows for better shared resources, and especially important are the certifications that are feasible only at the group level due to the high costs.

It’s an exceptional Spring, and the weather has been near perfect, so it’s only fitting to share a few pictures from “the neighborhood.”


Mountains Glowing yellow this year

Hualapai Mountain View

Joshua Tree in flower





Tbt: Old Peru

Pisac is a village below Cuzco in the Sacred Valley of Peru. They have a wonderful market in the town center. The specialty is hand woven fabrics & tapestries that are of high quality, but very reasonable. Very picturesque with the towering sides of the Andes which then slopes even lower as one approaches Machu Picchu.

Here’s a look back…

Indian Mayor in Sunday Dress Pisac, Peru (Photo Cardcow)