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Raul does it all.

Postby Edwin Martinez on Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:04 am

Sad to say the building in the header pick I see today is coming down. It is starting to become hazardous. We think it was built in the 20's. It is just one big room inside aprox 20' x 40'. My youngest childhood memories are family reunions where 24 of us slept inside. When I was 8, it seemed spacious. The walls are almost 20 inches thick of adobe brick.

The man pictured drying coffee in the patio came to help build our new bodega (warehouse) right behind this. He is a contractor/builder by trade, but loved working with coffee and never left. We are fortunate that one of the guys on a VERY small patio crew is such a skilled builder. His name is Raul.

The only place you'll see FINCA VISTA HERMOSA on any sign or written anywhere is what someone did with a spray can just a few years ago. You can still sort of see it to the left of the door in this pic.

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Re: header images

Postby aaronblanco on Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:23 pm

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Re: header images

Postby Edwin Martinez on Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:55 pm

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Re: header images

Postby Alistair Durie on Fri May 23, 2008 9:08 pm

Image

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This was a mesmerizing experience, I could have stayed there all day. As we toured through this mill, the cupping room, the patios, the warehouses... it seemed almost an afterthought to take us into the sorting room. The rushing sound of green coffee moving, the intense speed of the hands pecking out seemingly invisible little defect beans, the intense focus of the women. Coffee by hand. Its a powerful situation.
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Re: Header Images

Postby Steve on Sat May 24, 2008 12:10 am

I agree Alistair it was an amazing place, I went on to see another two sorting tables that week, but this place had a real electric atmosphere to it. Great photo.
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Re: Header Images

Postby IanClark on Tue May 27, 2008 10:11 am

I love this photo - reminds me of the intro to Manufactured Landscapes.

On a side note, you know you're meant to be in coffee when you greatly enjoy the challenge of writing a post on coffeed while simultaneously shaking up a manual grind particle size analysis. I think there's a certain point where one can equate the number of typos in a post to the need to invest in a ro-tap.
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Re: Header Images

Postby Sean Starke on Tue May 27, 2008 11:05 am

That really is a lovely photo up there now, Alistair.
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Re: Header Images

Postby Jim Saborio on Tue May 27, 2008 5:14 pm

A few lives ago, I worked on a factory trawler that caught, processed, froze and boxed pollock around the Aleutian islands and the Sea of Okhotsk.

The greenhorns worked the candling tables, which looked exactly like the conveyors pictured but were only 10 feet long and were lit from within. A table was fed continuous heaps of fish slop from the fillet machines and the candler's job was to straighten each fillet and examine it for parasites, bones, etc.

The tables moved pretty fast, the fillets were colder than ice, and in order to feel the bones we wore thin medical gloves. While shifts were only 6 hours, we worked 2-3 shifts per day.

The constant hand movement was the worst part. At age 21, I'd wake up unable to move my fingers. After a shift of staring at the conveyor, your eyes would skip about as they do when you spin yourself around quickly and suddenly stop.

That was terrible work, and the stuff above looks only slightly better... they have stools.
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Re: Header Images

Postby Sean Starke on Wed May 28, 2008 2:57 am

Jim Saborio wrote:That was terrible work, and the stuff above looks only slightly better... they have stools.


And a floor that isn't rolling...
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Re: Header Images

Postby nick on Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:00 am

Time for a new header image, no?
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Re: Header Images

Postby Ron Robinson on Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:08 pm

nick wrote:Time for a new header image, no?


Is this the pot calling the kettle black?
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Re: Header Images

Postby Alistair Durie on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:17 pm

Latest header is courtesy of Coffeed member George Giannakos (Crema Cafe) with a shot of the JB sample roaster at JJ Bean here in Vancouver.
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Re: Header Images

Postby Elyse Bouvier on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:37 pm

Are you still looking for some new photos?

Check out this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebouvster/ ... 7153243661

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Re: Header Images

Postby Alistair Durie on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:12 pm

header image of cherry in burlap thanks to Tom Owen, Sweetmarias
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Re: Header Images

Postby sutono on Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:28 pm

This is a cool pic...http://www.flickr.com/photos/sutono/600 ... 4175154328

Green coffee, separated out from a lot of red cataui in mococa brazil. oh yeah, and a huge rake.
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