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Quillabamba province coffee region in Peru moments

Manual coffee bean sorting

Quillabamba is a province of La Convencion in Cusco. This region includes several coffee farms located from 1300 to 2000 MASL. Coffee farms are located around Quillabamba where I visited on my last trip. These are divided into several districts including Echarati, Quellouno, Vilcabamba, Santa Ana, Santa Teresa, Maranura, Huayopata, Ocobamba and Incahuasi.

Pictures of Daily Life in Quillabamba province

Below are some pictures I took during my last visit to Quillabamba province. Let me know what you think. I will be posting more pictures of my trips to Latin America while coding with coffee.

Taxi tricycle Quillabamba Peru
Taxi tricycle Quillabamba Peru

Most coffee bean sorting is done manually at my friends specialty coffee processing facility Kaffee 3 Granos in Quillabamba. Here I was helping out and sorting some coffee bean on a size 14 sorting shield (saranda in Spanish).

Manual coffee bean sorting
Manual coffee bean sorting
Quillabamba home grown grapes
Quillabamba home grown grapes
Quillabamba Peruvian grapes
Quillabamba Peruvian grapes
Quillabamba Peru Mountains
Quillabamba Peru Mountains
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Quillabamba coffee region in Peru pictures

Quillabamba region in Cusco Peru

Quillabamba is a coffee region about 4 hours away by car from Cusco. This coffee region is at the ‘ceja de selva’ means at the border of the jungle. I visited some coffee farms over there together with my friend Raul from Kaffee 3 Granos. Raul showed me the entire coffee process from harvesting to producing a great cup of specialty coffee.

See some of the pictures of Quillabamba’s night life to the beautiful landscapes this coffee region has.

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2019 NYC Marathon Photos at Brooklyn

NYC Marathon 2019 running chair

On a crisp morning in early November, 50,000 runners from all over the world descended on the 2019 NYC Marathon to traverse the five boroughs on foot, and just as many New Yorkers showed up to cheer them on. The streets of Brooklyn, where I stood among the crowd of onlookers, were bursting with color, pride, and people just being their authentic selves. At times, the bright costumes, creatively worded signs, loud music, and dancers on the sidewalks brought to mind not a high-caliber race, but a giant outdoor party.

The NYC marathon has always been a reminder, to me, of the best of humanity. Runners and spectators alike set aside their work-related anxieties, their ego-driven arguments, and focus on supporting one another, or perhaps something bigger than themselves. Every other runner, it seemed, wore a shirt celebrating a family member, friend, or anyone else who was a survivor of a devastating disease. Even more inspiring to see were some survivors themselves on the course, blazing through with determination in their eyes. I remember a woman whose shirt indicated that she had Parkinson’s; her hands shook ever so slightly as she passed by, but she pumped her arms and held her head high like everyone else while the neon-clad guides next to her smiled on. This display of resilience can teach us an important lesson about the tenacity of the human spirit. Watching the runners, each of whom overcame something to be at the marathon that day, my own personal mountains didn’t seem quite so daunting to climb. If I put my mind to it, I could accomplish anything.

Beyond highlighting the strength of its participants, the NYC marathon undeniably brings out the vibrant character of the city. You’ll see bands playing styles of music you never knew existed, like merengue-rock fusion, that speak to the diversity of the city’s inhabitants. You’ll hear names from every corner of the world (Jorge! Kavita! Sven! Xinyi!) and the word “go!” in so many different languages. You’ll smell sweat, mixed with the aroma of coffee from the little joint around the corner. If you’re a runner, you might taste one of the bananas the lady in the bright tracksuit is handing out. Most of all, you’ll feel inspired.

NYC Marathon 2019
NYC Marathon 2019
NYC Marathon 2019
NYC Marathon 2019 fans
NYC Marathon 2019
NYC Marathon 2019 saxophone kid
NYC Marathon 2019
NYC Marathon 2019 dogs
Banana lady NYC Marathon 2019
Banana lady NYC Marathon 2019
Toenails sign during the marathon
NYC Marathon 2019 Toenails
Turkey guy costume
Turkey guy costume
Running chair during the Marathon
Running chair during the Marathon
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From Cusco to Machu Picchu Experience Pictures in Peru

Machu Picchu cocotu latin america coffee

These are the pictures from Cusco to Machu Picchu in Peru.

While brewing coffee at home I put these pictures experiences together.

Cusco to Machu Picchu
Cusco cocotu latin america coffee
cocotu latin america coffee cusco to machu picchu
cocotu latin america coffee cusco to machu picchucocotucafe_peru
Cusco cocotu latin america coffee
Cusco cocotu latin america coffee
machu picchu cocotu latin america coffee
machu picchu cocotu latin america coffee
machu picchu cocotu latin america coffee
machu picchu cocotu latin america coffee
machu picchu cocotu latin america coffee
machu picchu cocotu latin america coffee