Field Studies to City of Rose
This is excited moment to welcome Lee back from his trip to Portland and we are sure that his experienced is very important to enhance our coffee venture. Let’s go to hear what Lee experienced on his first journey to US. ” I thought I knew a lot about this earth, but I found I know so little. I have to thanks to my great friend Andy Ricker, the owner of Pok Pok Restaurant, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Senyai Noodles for supporting transportation and food costs . Andy is not Thai, but he speaks Thai and knows many things about Thailand better than me, especially Thai and northern Thai food. This is the link to his restaurant www.pokpokpdx.com and I’m sure he will make you hungry. Portland is a lovely town for me and not really a city. I love to go out to see living styles of people , especially eating, talking and drinking. People at Portland are very nice to me and I have eaten a lot every meal. I eat 4-5 meals a day, I know it’s too much, but what can I do and I just love to eat! Luckily Andy was there most of the time and he shown me many good restaurants. Of course! I had Thai foods, so, I haven’t missed Thai foods, I had Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Ethiopian, Italian and local foods. One of the thing I could not miss in my life is “coffee” I think many people laughing to hear this, but I’m serious. I am not coffee expert, but I won’t drink bad coffee. Special thanks Duane Sorenson founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters and all staffs for extracting wonderful coffee for me all the times. It was one of the best moments in my life to study about coffee in Stumptown Coffee Roasters and I’ve never thought they will give me this opportunity to learn from them. Sorry,but I think I’m the most lucky person in the world and I do really mean that. I learned many things from them, especially coffee roasting, cupping, the grading of green coffee bean, wholesale & retail accounts and overall managements. Coffee roasting and Cup Tasting are very exciting, but learning to solve primary stage of coffee processing is amazing. As I’m coffee farmer, I am very appreciated in their support to allowing me to know what could / should I improve to produce the best coffee for coffee lovers. I would say this is wonderful field studies of coffee farmer that following his coffee bean from seed to cup. ” On behalf of Akha Ama Coffee, we are appreciated in all of your supports to Lee and hope to see you again soon.