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Ethiopia, the East and the South of it

In February, I headed to Ethiopia to revisit the Harar area, follwing up on an earlier trip 6 months before. I also went to the South, to Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, often the first places a coffee traveler goes here, but places I had so far not been. There were familiar sites, and many new things to wrap my brain around. And in between there was a good deal of cupping in Addis for our 2009 coffee line-up. It was a great trip; I only got sick once. Here are the pictures from the trip... Tom
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An endless sea of blue dunes, over Yemen
An endless sea of blue dunes, over Yemen
Addis Ababa dreamland ...Not where we stayed
Addis Ababa dreamland ...Not where we stayed
Most Welcome - Smile 4 Ever!
Most Welcome - Smile 4 Ever!
Bio 2000 Mash from Lady 2000
Bio 2000 Mash from Lady 2000
The chokehold.
The chokehold.
Across from Jupiter Hotel, a workout opportunity
Across from Jupiter Hotel, a workout opportunity
Hebriws of Ethiopia
Hebriws of Ethiopia
Bomba Energy Drink
Bomba Energy Drink
Wendy hand-models King-Sized Cologne
Wendy hand-models King-Sized Cologne
A different conception of beauty
A different conception of beauty
Certainly, an unfortunate assemblage
Certainly, an unfortunate assemblage
Abraham Begashaw, Supreme Small Holder LLC
Abraham Begashaw, Supreme Small Holder LLC
Cleaning cups in Addis
Cleaning cups in Addis
Pouring the cups in Addis
Pouring the cups in Addis
Wendy DeJong
Wendy DeJong
Crossing spoons with Scott Merle
Crossing spoons with Scott Merle
Pods
Pods
Pouring cups
Pouring cups
Cupping the hell out of that coffee, Thompson Owen
Cupping the hell out of that coffee, Thompson Owen
This way to the City
This way to the City
Fuzzy street puppy
Fuzzy street puppy
Wendy and her girlfriends
Wendy and her girlfriends
Onions and Spices
Onions and Spices
Mercato guys
Mercato guys
Camel disinfectant (?)
Camel disinfectant (?)
Loaded
Loaded
Donkeys in the city
Donkeys in the city
Crossroads
Crossroads
Madonna and child
Madonna and child
hanging out
hanging out
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