(BBtv) Looking for the Perfect Bean: Kyle Glanville's World Coffee Tour, part 1 - Brazil.


9 Responses to “(BBtv) Looking for the Perfect Bean: Kyle Glanville's World Coffee Tour, part 1 - Brazil.”

  1. nucleardaniel says:


    You’re right. But I’m sure Kyle and the gang will hit up other farms and locations that do coffee in the rainforest model. Almost all coffee in Brazil (the world’s #1 producer by far) is harvested this way. That particular fazenda is one of the better ones.

    The world is the way it is; those clear-cuts are not recent. This is crop land just like the cornfields of Iowa are. Not saying it makes it right, but there it is.

    BTW, boingboingers, how many episodes of this are planned?

  2. pi4nobl4ck says:

    Well, just a correction from a brazillian reader (me, hohoho). The Ipanema Coffees is just a name. The farm “Fazenda Conquista” is based in Minas Gerais. Ipanema its a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, a tottally different state and 300 km distant from Minas Gerais.

    Its just it. I love the site, sorry for the annoying correction and for the bad english! :P

  3. dbasch says:

    I know where my perfect cup of coffee comes from. It comes from Haole Boy Kona Coffee ( http://www.haoleboycoffee.com ).

    You can’t beat the taste of Hawaiian beans. They literally taste like flowers sometimes.

  4. bolivar13 says:

    Wow, is it just me or is anyone else horrified at that picture knowing how well coffee grows in the shade of the rainforest. Coffee is a crop that should not be grown in clearcut plantations like that.

  5. swag says:

    “the 2008 US World Barista Champion”?

    Wow. American imperialism has finally won!

  6. swag says:

    “the 2008 US World Barista Champion”!?!

    Apparently U.S. imperialism has finally won…

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