Sunday, June 11, 2006

Agua Prieta

A quick post with some photos from the Just Coffee cooperative, where we stayed in Agua Prieta, just across the border from Arizona. The picture above is the family of chiapanecos that run the roasting facility in A.P. They come from the community Salvador Urbina in Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, and members of the cooperative who live in the village send their organic, shade-grown coffee up to the roasters, who roast, package, and ship the coffee to its destination. The family let us sleep in the office, full of big burlap bags of beans, next to the room with the heavy machinery. In the morning, they roasted beans and then made coffee for us -- by far the freshest coffee I've ever tasted.

Los Danieles. From left to right: Daniel, Daniel, Danielito, and Daniela. Apparently they really like the name Daniel in the Cifuentes family. I'm okay with that.

Finally, Daniel and Danielito with some of the coffee roasting machinery.

1 comment:

William said...

It's nice to see you are still alive! Or at least drinking coffee. Or is that roasting coffee?

In any case, drink well and live well!