WORKING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

What was it like still working through lockdown in the midst of a global pandemic? Well at the time it wasn’t like we expected it to be fun to be honest. Let us start at the beginning. Just before the official lockdown in South Africa happened on the 27th of March 2020 we were all […]

THE VENN DIAGRAM OF JOY

The other day we were able to go for a game drive in our province due to the relaxing of the covid-19 lockdown rules, while we were out there looking at the animals, I made some coffee and started thinking about happiness and joy. I am going to be honest because from what I am […]

COFFEE WITH THE PAST

I have a fascination with new discoveries and possibilities. Be it the existence of water on Mars, a new species of butterfly in the forests of Mozambique or a new fossil in the cradle of humankind. Either way I love the possibility that it holds and it sparks my imagination about what is still yet […]

THE ACT OF KIND-HEARTEDNESS

If you live with a closed hand, you will never be able to both give or receive. As the Christmas decorations are going up in town, team TriBeCa’s Christmas Tradition is to support Santa’s Shoebox to help sixty children in need, aged 3 to 18 years. The box includes the bare necessities that the average […]

KEEPING WARM THIS WINTER

As Autumn reminds us of the transition from summer to winter the last leaves that previously provided us with shade from the summer heat now lay on the ground. Daylight becomes shorter and temperatures cool significantly as a cold winter lies ahead for those in South Africa. During these cooler winter months, we take curling […]

SO HOW THE HECK DO YOU PLANT 30,000 COFFEE SEEDLINGS?

You partner with an amazing team.  You continue to believe that coffee is a relationship builder that forms connections all the way from a seed to a cup of coffee shared with a friend.   You learn to trust; you learn to call out for help, and you learn that Coffee Farmers are devoted, and […]

TOP TIP’S FOR TRAVELING TO A COFFEE FARM

I have had the opportunity to travel to coffee farms for the last seven years, in Africa and a bit of South America. In this time, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to get the most out of my time on a farm. These work well for me; your experience will probably be […]

DRINKING COFFEE IN AFRICA

Rushing through the streets of Moshi to get to a meeting on the other side of town, hawkers shouting their wares and local sales guys trying to sell me art and trinkets. It is hot and very humid with the equatorial sun giving me instant sunburn. Then a familiar aroma pushes its way through all […]