Hello from El Salvador. It’s going to be 99 degrees this week, or so say the meteor-men. I’ve been down here two of the last three weeks, and very busy in the New York interim doing trainings and various high-glamor emailing and bean-counting.
I’m helping to lead a tour for micro-roasters down here. Over the next four days we’ll be visiting farms, mills and co-ops, cupping coffee and picking cherries. The crop came in a little late this year because of funky rains in July and August, so there’s still a lot of picking going on in the highlands. Looks like about an average crop, both quality-wise and quantity-wise. I’ll know more after this week’s cuppings.
Check out this article in the NY Times about Steve Mierisch and David Latourell of Intelligentsia, and how they shop for gear for the slick Intelly SoHo training space, titled, oddly enough, Shopping with David Latourell and Steve Mierisch.
Oh, to be one of the fur-hat wearing few.