Saturday, June 19, 2010

ugandan coffee

Hello friends. I will write a post about my DR experience soon. But I wanted to let you few readers out there know that I'm in Uganda.

I arrived last night with high hopes of tapping in to this "you have to be in Africa to experience it". It is something unique to the continent. Some of my friends have described it as a smell from the red soil, some the people.

Well it is very clear that I'm in Africa, I haven't seen any monkeys or lions yet, but people are dark skinned and have a very different facial structure to African Americans or Dominicans. It is sharp in some areas and soft in others. They drive on the wrong side of the road (yes I'm an United Statesiean), but they give a great head massage when the cut your hair. Or in my case buzz my scalp. Has Africa climbed under my skin and given me this totally unique vibe yet? Not really, but I've only been here 24 hours.

I hear the coffee here has amazing potential. Along with the Ugandan Coffee Development Authority and the Coffee Quality Institute I hope to help them realize some of that potential through cupping lab site selection I will be doing for the next 11 days.

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