Pura Vida Costa Rica

The fresh mountain air of Costa Rica went unnoticed until my return to Athens, and I cannot help but notice the stink of the city permeating the air. What an informative and busy ten day adventure we have just completed. I feel very knowledgable about all the aspects of coffee production; everything from…
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Mid adventure thoughts

The open air dorm rooms of the UGA Costa Rica campus bring in a cool breeze as the sun rises each morning. During the first couple of nights, it sounded like a hurricane or tornado was destroying the vegetated landscape when the leaves would rustle and clap with each passing…
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A Week to Remember

Last week was one of the most knowledge packed, fun filled, to the extreme, weeks of my life. From the breathtaking views way up in the mountains to getting to see all kinds of unique wildlife, making many new friends, and learning the ins and outs of coffee production, it…
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

It was different not going home and spending time with the family for Thanksgiving, but it was completely worth it. We started the day with lab at 8:30am, learning various ways to brew coffee. I had no idea there were so many different methods of brewing. It was nice to…
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Black Coffee

This has been hands down one of the greatest experiences of my college career. I’m never really been that great at putting my thoughts in to words, so I’m going to break this up into the 5 highlights of the trip. Black Coffee. On our first night of class we…
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Puma Check

        Plot twist: we aren’t in Athens anymore. One night after dinner we all had the opportunity to go on a night hike with two of the naturalist working on campus. I do not do well with 1. bugs and 2. walking in the dark. After 30 minutes…
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