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Cusco Main Traveling Destination in Peru

cusco main traveling destination
cusco main traveling destination
Cusco main traveling destination

Cusco is one of the main traveling destinations in the world. These are some of the pictures I took during my last trip to Cusco before my ride to Quillabamba coffee region. Many consider Cusco main traveling destination to be a must do at least once in a lifetime. I have walked in many large cities such as New York City during my travels, but Cusco takes a special place in my list.

Beautiful stray dog in Cusco
Beautiful stray dog in Cusco

Many nice looking dogs appear to walk around Cusco. Not sure if they are stray dogs, but some appeared to have a home since they were sitting on someones front door in Cusco. Most home entrances in Cusco face the narrow stone streets. Sidewalks are also narrow, but in good condition.

Cusco main traveling destination
Stone roads in Cusco, Peru
Rocoto in a Cusco market
Rocoto in a Cusco market
Military march in Cusco, Peru
Military march in Cusco, Peru
Man wondering about life in Cusco
Man wondering about life in Cusco

In Cusco there appears to be many locals that are retired. I noticed this man that came to take a walk around on the narrow sidewalks almost every day. The colonial architecture its seen everywhere in Cusco. Most street names are engraved on a house or small colonial building usually at the corner intersection of the street.

Architecture in Cusco, Peru
Architecture and Cusco flag

My first visit to Cusco I noticed the flag and though I arrived to a gay friendly town. But, the fact was this is Cusco’s flag. The colors differ a bit from the gay flag. This flag was hanging everywhere in the city. Together with the old colonial architecture and this flag it forms an authentic moment that describes Cusco.

Church at sunset Cusco, Peru
Church at sunset Cusco, Peru

In contrast to Machu Picchu, Cusco has many churches which is a symbol of colonization. This means the Spanish were able to conquer this city. In places you don’t see a church in Cusco it mean the conquistadores were not able to reach that point. Contact me if you’re planning a visit to Cusco or Quillabamba coffee region.

Architecture building Cusco Peru
Architecture building Cusco Peru
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Chiriqui Province Specialty Coffee and Farms

Chiriqui province specialty coffee

Chiriqui Province Specialty Coffee is one of the top quality coffees in this region. This farm Finca Don Vicente mainly grows Bourbon and Caturra varietals. There are are also many Geisha and Gran Colombia varietals around the farm. These are from a different age groups so their harvests time can vary.

Chiriqui Province Specialty Coffee

While walking around New York City I always think about Chiriqui Province and their Specialty Coffee. I can reach for a mango and pull it right from the mango tree behind the room I was staying.

The province features a variety of climates, from hot and humid lowlands to the cool and moist highlands. The district is home to Fortuna Forest Reserve.

Chiriqui Province Specialty Coffee
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Brew Better Coffee At Home

Home barista Chemex coffee mug

There are lots and lots of people who love coffee—and we’re not talking about the coffee that your parents or grandparents drank. Those big tins of ground coffee were stale and weak. We’re now talking about beans that come fresh from halfway across the globe, that you buy ground or whole coffee beans and take home, making one cup (not one pot) at a time. And that doesn’t even take into account all the different types of coffee drinks that can be had at shops across the country too.


    But while we might like our coffee, what we probably don’t like are the bills that come along with the coffee. Those fancy drinks don’t come for free, and that can be a big chunk of your eating out budget. But can you replicate that out-of-house coffee experience in your own kitchen? Yes, yes you can. This graphic gives you all the tips you need to know to get started.

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Honduras Coffee Harvest pictures 2021

Coffee plant with red cherries in Honduras

In Honduras is happy times and lots of hard work during this coffee harvest of 2021. Coffee farm is located in Teupasenti. Coffee farm name is Finca La Perseverancia (The Perseverance Coffee Farm). Coffee varieties in this farm mainly include Catuai and Lempira. There are other varieties growing that include Villa Sarchi(related member of Catuai) and some other ones coming soon.

Red and yellow Coffee cherries in Honduras
Red and yellow Coffee cherries in Honduras
Coffee plant with red cherries in Honduras
Coffee plant with red cherries in Honduras

As you can see from the coffee tree the ripe cherries are ready to be collected. I enjoy coding with coffee specialty when drinking a Specialty coffee from a Latin America coffee farm.

Ground roasted coffee. Catuaí variety, grows at a height of 1370 MASL a coffee with sweet aromas of caramel, fragrance to panela, with a creamy body; in its flavor we can taste citric notes and red fruits like the mora, with a base of caramel; it has a fine and balanced acidity, leaving on your palate a very lasting post taste. Its dark medium roast and a washing process highlight the taste of this delicious coffee.

Honduras coffee workers collecting cherries
Honduras coffee harvest workers collecting cherries
Coffee beans harvest drying on the ground and african beds
Honduras coffee harvest drying on the ground and african beds
Honduras coffee drying on the ground catuai variety
Honduras coffee drying on the ground catuai variety
Honduras coffee drying on the ground after harvest
Honduras coffee drying on the ground at farm
Honduras coffee harvest drying on the ground
Honduras Specialty coffee Catuai drying on the ground
Honduras coffee collecting Catuai cherries
Honduras coffee collecting Catuai cherries
Honduras coffee beans drying on ground
Honduras coffee beans drying on ground
Honduras coffee cherries red and yellow
Honduras coffee cherries red and yellow
Honduras coffee harvest drying coffee on the ground
Honduras coffee Catuai variety drying coffee on the ground
Honduras coffee cherries red and yellow
Honduras coffee cherries red and yellow
Honduras coffee harvest drying beds
Honduras coffee drying beds after for some days.
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Coffee Farm Videos from Honduras Finca La Perseverancia

Honduras coffee farm Teupasenti

These couple of coffee farm videos directly from Teupasenti in Honduras. Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Pacamara and Lempira coffee varieties grow in this beautiful coffee farm. Visit my Honduras coffee section to learn more about Latin America Specialty Coffee.

Honduras is the largest producer of coffee in Central America. It is surprising how little is known about Specialty coffee from Honduras. It was only until 2001 that Honduras’ coffee production has increased drastically. Honduras was a late blossom in the coffee industry compared to its Central America neighbors. Only until recently we have seen fantastic coffee coming from Honduras.

Finca la Perseverancia Coffee Farm Honduras

The difficult and detailed process it takes to produce a great cup of coffee in Honduras. Contact me if you like to get coffee from this coffee farm and code with coffee. As you can see the farm is very dense and shares the land with a variety of trees such as banana, oranges and others. This helps to bring the coffee notes more alive.

Finca la Perseverancia Coffee Farm Honduras

These coffee farm videos from Teupasenti in Honduras really shows you where specialty coffee comes from. The landscape is fantastic with the biodiversity of this farm. Honduras was producing around six million bags of coffee a year around 2011. This was more than Guatemala and Costa Rica combined.

These videos were taken by my friend @memetecnicoffee visit his Instagram profile to learn more. His brand in Honduras is @bandoladeorocafe

Teupasenti belongs to the region of El Paraiso. This is one of the oldest and largest coffee regions in Honduras. This coffee farm produces mainly Lempira, Catuai and Villa Sarchi coffee varieties. Contact me if you have any questions or if you like to try coffee from this farm in Honduras. Thank you!

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Kennedy cat park in Lima Peru Travel Photography

Cat park Kennedy Lima Peru

Kennedy cat park in Lima. Stray cats are found in this park right in the middle of Lima, Peru at Parque Kennedy. People from all over Lima come to relax at this park, read a book, chat with friends or just play with the friendly stray cats of the parque Kennedy.

This park is named after the American president John F. Kennedy. But, for many cat lovers this park is the best park in the world. For others, they feel there should not be as many cats wondering around right in the middle of the city.

White cat at cat park Kennedy Lima
White cat at cat park Kennedy Lima
white cat walking at cat park Kennedy Lima
White cat walking at cat park Kennedy Lima
cat sleeping at cat park Kennedy Lima
Cat sleeping at cat park Kennedy Lima

Cats in Parque Kennedy are so used to people that they don’t care to take a nap right in the middle of the park where people walk by. Some cats appeared to be dead, but they were just napping right in the middle of the park. For cat lovers this is paradise. This park is located right in the middle of downtown lima is accessible by all forms of transportation.

cat sleeping at cat park Kennedy Lima
Cat sleeping at cat park Kennedy Lima
cat sleeping at cat park Kennedy Lima
Cat sleeping at cat park Kennedy Lima
Lima cat Kennedy park
Lady at Lima cat Kennedy park

Come visit Lima whenever you’re in Peru. You will enjoy fantastic food, colonial architecture and great hospitality. I was in Lima about two years ago on my way to coffee farms in Quillabamba. Whenever you’re in Lima you must try fresh food at the city mercados. Share a table with a stranger and chat about anything from politics to sports and traveling.

Contact me if you have questions about Peruvian coffee and/or traveling to Peru.

Cat under statue park Kennedy Lima Peru
Cat under statue park Kennedy Lima Peru
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Latin America Coffee Farms in Chiriqui Panama

Baby coffee plants growing in Chiriqui Panama

I have visited many places in Latin America and still need to visit many more. Coffee farms Chiriqui Panama are located near the border of Costa Rica in Chiriqui. It takes about 3 hours to reach this city by car driving from Panama City, Panama.

Coffee production first sprang up in Panama in the early 1900s. At that time, though, there was wild coffee throughout the Pacific Ocean side of Panama. It was the Boquete Valley that stood up to lead the burgeoning industry. Pioneering arabica coffee, which the International Coffee Organization today recognizes as some of the highest quality in the world. Panama honey processed coffee is one of the preferred by many coffee lovers due to its caramel and dark chocolate notes.

Coffee farm Don Vicente Chiriqui Panama
Coffee farm Don Vicente Chiriqui Panama

This farm grows mainly Caturra, Bourbon and some Geisha coffee varieties. There are some old Bourbon coffee plants that still produce great quality coffee cherries. These plants are over 10 years old and harvest once a year. Coffee farms Chiriqui Panama are situated around the same region, but I had the pleasure to visit my friends farm Finca Don Vicente. This is a family owned farm which has been running for generations.

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Coffee Farm Pictures in Chiriqui, Panama

panama caturra washed coffee

I will be posting more coffee farm pictures during this week about coffee farms I have visited in Latin America. This post its only part of a series of pictures I took at many Latin America coffee farms. If you like you can grab the Panama coffee mug and show your support. Perfect mug to take to work and code with coffee if you’re a developer.

Coffee Farm Pictures Chiriqui  Panama
Coffee Farm Pictures Chiriqui Panama
Cows at coffee farm in Chiriqui
Cows at coffee farm in Chiriqui

I enjoy taking pictures of coffee farms in Latin America. The idea is to show you where Cocotu’s coffee comes from. I also like to show you the hard work it takes to produce a great cup of specialty coffee and why it’s worth the price.

View coffee farm in Chiriqui
View coffee farm in Chiriqui
Coffee tree Caturra variety in Chiriqui
Coffee tree at coffee farm in Chiriqui
Soil with no chemicals at farm
Soil with no chemicals at coffee farm Chiriqui

For most, the above image means nothing. But, this means a lot when grading a coffee farm’s use of chemicals. As you can see little plants are growing one the soil, there are also insects like ants and worms hanging out. If a coffee farm is heavily under pesticide use you would not see life on the ground under the coffee trees.

Coffee tree with cherries at farm Chiriqui Panama
Coffee tree with cherries at farm Chiriqui Panama