Posts Tagged "origin trip"

A Metropolis Roaster’s-Eye View on Brazil

Metropolis Head Roaster, Ben Crowell, just returned from an origin trip to Brazil. Here are some of his reflections on his journey. Last month, I was fortunate enough to spend some time traveling through Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producing nation.  We at Metropolis utilize coffees from Brazil as the base of our Redline espresso [...]

Origin Trip 2013 (Part 2 of 2) Trip Report

  Sean’s trip last month to Guatemala and El Salvador led him to several farms. Here’s a short profile on each location and some videos of their processes!   Santa Ana de la Huerta Country: Guatemala City: El Progreso Region: Sierra de Las Minas Altitude: 1,370 to 1,820 metres above sea level Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, [...]

Origin Trip 2013 (Part 1 of 2): Sean Talks Roya

Roya I really didn’t know what to expect when I first arrived in Guatemala a couple weeks back. Much of the attention of the producers is primarily focused on the growing epidemic of ‘coffee leaf rust’ or simply ‘Roya’. Roya is a fungus that develops at the bottom of the coffee tree leaves and transforms [...]

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