Category: Trips to Origins and Travel

Visiting the Blue Mountain in Jamaica

by Jessica Thomson, Barista @ coffee pirates This March I had the opportunity to see some coffee up close and personal during a bike tour in the Blue Mountain region while on vacation in Jamaica. Although the tour I was on was not specifically a coffee tour, we did have the opportunity to see some […]

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Child labor on Coffee Plantations

Wow, what a topic! And, of course we can not support farms where children have to work! When we were visiting farms in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopias top coffee area, we saw many kids working on these farms. Mostly they separated defected beans and did some minor works at the washing stations. Why do the children not […]

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Ethiopia – trip to origin

Haya dede (my country is beautiful) >> proud words of a coffee farmer we met in a wild coffee forest in Kaffa. CoffeePirates’ two weeks road trip through Ethiopia. 1st day – Addis Ababa to Yirga Alem We start leaving the crowded and noisy capital Addis Ababa as soon as we can by heading in […]

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