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Nicaragua and El Salvador January 2006 Travelogue

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I headed out to find the Bourbon cultivar. I had to collect seeds for my little Oakland coffee garden. Nope - yellow.
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Okay, it's Bourbon, and it is red ... there is also "Roseado" bourbon that is pink, basically.
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Bourbon of a different color. It's amazing to me that this is a stable, reproducable plant, not simply an occasional freak tree.
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New tips on the Bourbon are green.
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We also looked over the style of this farm (which each individual farm foreman is allowed to customize to local conditions and their ideas). This farm is heavily shaded ...
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... and the foreman was proud to show me the heavy production and even ripening in the shaded areas. Cafe Sombra - it works.
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Alas, time to go back to my world; Maria, the dogs, the icy cold warehouse, and bazillion emails and cupping samples. Well we can't all live on volcanos, but I fully enjoy my perogative to visit them from time to time.

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