Origin Trip to Colombia! #MindTheBean

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Colombian Origin Trip

When you think of Colombia, you think of coffee. I was recently invited by Café de Colombia, to visit the country and learn more about what they are doing, and to visit a coffee farm. I quickly jumped at the chance to meet the people behind Colombian coffee, farmers, co-op workers, and the folks at Cenicafé. My time in Colombia was only a few days, but the experience will last a lifetime. It was truly an inspiring and awesome adventure!

I will go into more depth in future posts, but this post will be a general collection of my pics and some initial thoughts. I was really struck by how advanced the coffee industry is in Colombia. The coffee industry in this country is in sharp contrast to less developed origin nations. There are many resources available to the farmers, who largely own the land they work.

American Consumers Are Changing The World!

Another thing that I found interesting is the impact that the western marketplace is having upon the country. As consumers have become more aware of the production of coffee from seed to cup, and not just the product on the shelves, it is having a significant impact upon this producing nation. There is more emphasis on quality, sustainability, and an increased focus on all-around ethics. I began this journey thinking it had the potential to become an exposé, what actually happened was quite the opposite. I listened and learned.

The Pictures!

Here are many of the images that I took during my visit to Colombia. I met some amazing people along the way and of course consumed some of the world’s finest coffees!


Cyber Monday Coffee Deals, and Beyond

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Cyber Monday Coffee Deals…and Beyond!

Hello there, holiday shoppers! There’s nothing as satisfying as getting all of your holiday shopping completed, while seated at your computer. No crowds and no need to fight for parking spots. Many of these deals were published on Black Friday, but I’ve updated this list to reflect some Cyber Monday additions. Coffee is very much subjective, and I realize that many of you prefer products that I wouldn’t purchase myself. Take it or leave it, here are the deals!

This list is constantly updated to provide the most accurate information. The deals that you see inside of the beige circles are updated forever, so if a deal appears in this area, you know it is active and available for purchase…even well beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday! To view more details about a specific offer, click the name of the deal you’re interested in. Sometimes, these limited deals include coupon codes. If an offer requires a coupon code, you will see it displayed next to the deal. Happy shopping, and I wish you a happy holiday season!



Starbucks is offering various deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Get one of their Verismo brewers for as low as $49, free shipping offers, BOGO deals, and more. The best deal they have right now, is for their popular refill mug. You get a travel mug that comes with 30 days of refills for just $30! Current deals are listed below!

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Current Starbucks Deals!

Cafe Britt

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Current Cafe Britt Coffee Deals


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Happy National Coffee Day! :: Coffee Day Deals :: #NationalCoffeeDay

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Happy National Coffee Day! For coffee lovers, this day means getting a free or deeply discounted cup of coffee. Here are some of the national deals that I’ve found. Feel free to share others in the comments! Enjoy your day.





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