The Vournas Coffee Blog

Gentlemen, Slight Change Of Plans

An aerial photo of many coffee growing plots in the Eastern Highlands coffee region of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea, "Land of The Unexpected" Steve Teisl and I just returned from a two week coffee sourcing trip to the Eastern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea, and what a trip it was. (This will be a struggle to shrink the adventure of a lifetime into a reasonably…
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Colombia Cup Of Excellence

Cup of Excellence Colombia
Andrew Vournas cups again for excellence—this time in Colombia, top specialty coffee exporter and home to one of the most robust coffee producing industries in the world. Having recently returned, Andrew can now say he has sampled some of the truly best coffees that Colombia has to offer this year.…
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Bolivia Cup of Excellence

Cup of Excellence Bolivia
Andrew recently returned from Bolivia where he was chosen as a cupping judge for the Bolivia Cup of Excellence coffee event. Despite a hurricane in Miami, Florida and lightning strikes on the runway in Bolivia, we managed to get him there and back in one piece—albeit with many, many different…
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