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Behind the kit, just before the show. Annual MGN, My Generation Night, at Geneva College.

They've begun to ferment on the patio, you can see they've begun to get slimy on the outside. This batch is a mix of yellow and red Bourbon.

By this point, the cherries have been sorted three times. Once through selective picking, next in the sorting tank and finally by hand before we dry the cherries. We're looking for only the ripest and best beans for our dry process cherries. This is countercultural in Guatemala, where typically only the worst cherries are dry processed. We want to see what we will get out of the dry process with the best beans.

These cherries still need a few more days, the red ones are the ones we want. FVH does selective picking, where they select only the ripe ones. Unfortunately, many farms in an effort to cut costs and make more money strip pick the beans, picking the underripe and overripe along with the good ones.

Coffee farmers have a variety of ways to ensure a strong, stable plant. One of them is beginning them as seedlings underneath a canopy of old leaves.

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. This glass globe hangs in front of the stained glass window entitled "Paradise Lost" in the McCartney Library.

Our attempt to squish Josiah at Zaculeu.

By this point, the cherries have been sorted three times. Once through selective picking, next in the sorting tank and finally by hand before we dry the cherries. We're looking for only the ripest and best beans for our dry process cherries. This is countercultural in Guatemala, where typically only the worst cherries are dry processed. We want to see what we will get out of the dry process with the best beans.

From our visit to Zaculeu, ancient Mayan ruins dating from pre-invasion time.

Growing in the nursery under the shade.

From our visit to Zaculeu, ancient Mayan ruins dating from pre-invasion time.

These are the dried cherries, waiting to be processed at the dry mill.

Looking inside to one of the many beautiful spaces in Antigua

Our visit to a local weaving factory that still uses traditional methods to produce beautiful blankets in Huehue. Their business has slowed down as imports have increased and traditional styles have fallen out of favor in Guatemala.

1930 stained glass window in the McCartney Library, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. "Pilgrim's Progress".

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Our attempt to brew up some more of the delicious Ethiopian from The Coffee Collective using a coathanger, gravy bowl, and teapot.

Our visit to a local weaving factory that still uses traditional methods to produce beautiful blankets in Huehue. Their business has slowed down as imports have increased and traditional styles have fallen out of favor in Guatemala.

Reenacting a sacrifice at Zaculeu

You can thank the United Fruit Company for paving over Zaculeu in the 1940's.

After being sorted, this corkscrew mover takes all the beans to be bagged.

From our visit to Zaculeu, ancient Mayan ruins dating from pre-invasion time.

Johnston Gymnasium, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

1930 Stained glass window in the McCartney Library, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. "Pilgrim's Progress".

"Old Main", Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

A tree at one of our reststops on the way back to Huehue.

New beans to be milled are constantly coming in the be processed at the dry mill.

Tough to see, but she's actually carrying her brother on her back.

The ladies at the farm gave me a plant that they harvested and heated up to smell. Apparently it was supposed to cure my sickness. All I know is that it really burned my nostrils but they made me keep sniffing it as much as I could.

As coffees get processed, they come down this chute after fermentation.

Made from repurposed sails and car tires

By this point, the cherries have been sorted three times. Once through selective picking, next in the sorting tank and finally by hand before we dry the cherries. We're looking for only the ripest and best beans for our dry process cherries. This is countercultural in Guatemala, where typically only the worst cherries are dry processed. We want to see what we will get out of the dry process with the best beans.

As it's getting close to the end of the dry season, he's begun to worry about available water for processing. Even with several natural springs in the area, the region has been getting drier and drier each year. This is a concern that I've heard in several coffee producing regions.

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