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Two weeks / Dos semanas

Wow! Four years went by faster than I thought it would. Summa cum laude, hooray! I couldn’t have done it without the mentors I met through the UGA community. I am thankful for the friendships, opportunities, and financial support I’ve found within the Department of Horticulture and CAES. I intend…
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After the cup

This program, Coffee: From Bean to Cup! , taught me many things about coffee. I learned the coffee production process in Costa Rica. From the very first step of farming coffee plants to coffee harvesting, coffee processing, coffee roasting and coffee sensory evaluation, this program gave me interesting and practical…
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Adios America!

The day is finally here, and I am going to Costa Rica! I found out that I was accepted into this program over the summer, which did not feel that long ago. Now fast forward five months and I am all packed and heading to the airport. Before I left…
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Studying coffee

One of the best parts of this program is the lab. We had two labs, coffee cupping and brewing. As a person who never learned anything about coffee. These two labs really taught me a lot. The coffee cupping taught us how to distinguish the fragrance, break and aroma of…
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Pre-trip Jitters

17 November 2016 6:30 p.m.: Athens, GA I am currently sitting in my apartment with my roommates. Leaving is finally sinking in! I finished packing in two hours, and I feel as though I haven’t had the time to really give much though to my upcoming adventure. I couldn’t be…
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