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Goals

19/03/2012

It occurred to me on my recent trip to Nicaragua that I had finally achieved a goal that I had set myself 6 years ago. Whilst working for Bewleys Coffee and Tea, I was sent to Ramacafe in Nicaragua 06. It was at this event that I got to go to my first coffee farm and see first hand what it was like at origin. Needless to say the experience stuck with me, the stunning landscape, the people and the journey. I set a goal that I would become a coffee buyer within 5 years.

I wonder if everyone holds as much value in goal setting as I do. Without them I would not have traveled, started a band, become a Barista, Barista Trainer and a coffee Roaster. I have always set short and long term goals for myself, yes sometimes I don’t achieve them (I am not a famous musician) but for the most part I do, eventually.

So upon returning to Nicaragua, after the gruelling days leading up to the trip trying to organise Toby’s Estate Coffee and after the flight. I was sitting in the back of a taxi headed to Granada when it hit me. I am finally back here doing what I have wanted to be doing for so long! I had been working on this goal for so many years that I almost forgot about it. Sure I took one or two wrong turns that delayed me (6 years instead of 5) along the way but I had made it.

I had returned to Nicaragua as a green coffee buyer, a moment I hope I don’t forget for a long time.

Cheers!

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A beer to celebrate my return to Nicaragua as a coffee buyer.
Finca San Jose
Nicaragua 2012

Now to set another long term goal.

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James Hoffmann – Reinventing Espresso

27/08/2011

Yet another great video to grab, worth a watch over a cup of coffee.

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Costa Rica Cup of Excellence 2011

23/08/2011

This year I was fortunate enough to take part of the Costa Rican COE, I really enjoy doing these events as it gives you a good look at what each country has to offer.

I won’t go into to much detail but Toby’s Estate Coffee, Australia, took a camera along and got some great shots and talked to some great people!

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Christmas in July

13/07/2011

I can’t believe I only saw this video today…

Happy Xmas in July?

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Wet Grinding

13/07/2011

This was so good, I needed to capture it.

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/hK86gsfiNAI.html width=”480″ height=”317″]

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I am a Craft Beer Drinker!

07/07/2011

God bless America! *sniff*

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Quirky Coffee Video

23/06/2011