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  • Day5

    Day 4: The Coffee Nursery

    September 5, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Another day of working on the farm. Today we visited the nursery where new coffee plants are grown 🌱🌱🌱.

    This was a very fun day as we were able to do all the planting ourselves - from planting small coffee beans in the nursery to planting a fully grown tree out in the field.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 2: Coffee Tasting

    September 3, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today was all about tasting. Tasting the differences of coffee beans as well as preparation types. Well, I’m not really good at it - it’s similar to wine tasting and needs practice - but at least I can tell that differences exist 😉😇

    Surprisingly, it is quite cold in Tanzania 🇹🇿 🥶 I’m really freezing in the morning as well as at night ... I can tell that I’m going to catch a cold soon 🤒 But during the day it is perfect weather. And our hosts are amazing - before going to bed they place a hot-water bottle underneath our blankets 🙏
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    Peter Dilg

    Do the Farmers see any environmental effects already, like our 2nd wave of dying forests? Anything unusual? Or is nature still quite intact?

    Peter Dilg

    You really have a hand for the camera. I like your style of photography. 🤗

  • Day4

    Day 3: The Coffee Farm

    September 4, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today we had the opportunity to learn about how coffee is harvested and processed on the local farm 🌱☕️🌱.

    The best part was that we had the chance to interact with local people on the farm - we teamed up with the farm workers and competed in teams against each other for picking the cherries as well as for sorting the coffee beans.

    And at the end of the day I was lucky to get a little view of Mount Kilimandscharo 💛
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  • Day6

    Day 5: The Coffee Mill & Moshi

    September 6, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Time to leave the farm and visit a coffee mill in Moshi 👌💪. This is the final step for coffee production and we have learned a lot.

    After a morning full of learning about the milling process, we were able to visit Moshi and do a little bit of shopping.Read more

  • Day7

    Day 6: Time for a Test

    September 7, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today was THE big day for all of us as we had to take a test on coffee farming in the morning 😱

    The goods news is: We have all passed the exam. The funny news is: I scored almost 100% - but right before I handed in my exam I changed one answer because I saw my colleague gave a different answer... and this answer was wrong 😂 my original answer was correct 😂 but anyways, I passed so it’s all good.

    In the afternoon I rewarded myself with a walk up to Mweka gate of Kilimandscharo national park ... a trip down memory lane. Very emotional actually. But I was more than happy that I had the opportunity to come back to this special place again 🙏
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  • Day2

    Day 1: Back in Tanzania

    September 2, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C


    I can’t believe that I’m back. Already. After only a few months. I always knew that I would come back some day ... but this is just amazing 🙏

    I’m off to Tanzania to learn about coffee, from farming to roasting 🧐 ☕️ 🌿

    Today was all about getting to know our hosts, the group, the farm and basics about coffee. And to adjust to the climate. The farm is at 1.350m (at the lower end of mount Kilimandscharo) - so it’s freezing cold, all day. But especially at night.

    And I can already tell that I don’t ever want to go back home again (but I will, no worries)... just like the last time I came I fell in love again with the people, nature and life on this continent.💛🇹🇿
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    Peter Dilg

    How wonderful to see you back there. I saw some of your work back at Tchibo and I was kind of worried that you fall back into old patterns and temptations.

  • Day22

    Mataruni Waterfall

    March 7, 2020 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Nach der Safari ist auch heute an ausschlafen leider nicht zu denken. Wir haben einiges vor, sodass uns das Taxi schon um 6 Uhr abholen sollte. Leider warten wir erstmal 30 min auf unseren Fahrer... hier tickt die Uhr eben afrikanisch... Dann geht es mir dem „Expressbus“ nach Moshi. Ein schnelles Frühstück in der Stadt und dann mit dem TukTuk ins Hostel, Sachen da lassen und mit dem „Dalla Dalla“ geht es den Berg hoch bis nach Materuni. Der kleine lokale Bus ist so voll, dass wir, als die Tür aufgeht, nicht vermuten, dass wir noch hinein passen. Alles rückt zusammen und rein mit uns. Oben schwitzend angekommen werden wir von einem „Führer“ abgefangen, denn die Wandertour kann man leider nicht alleine machen. Eine Stunde brauchen wir zum riesigen Wasserfall, auf dem Weg sehen wir dann endlich auch Chamäleons. Danach geh es zur vermutlich coolsten, lokalen Kaffeetour. Wir bekommen erklärt, wie genau Kaffee auf traditionelle Art getrocknet, geröstet und gemahlen wird. Das ganze Spektakel wird dann singend und tanzend vom kleinen Dorf begleitet.
    Anschließend geht es mit dem Bus zurück in unser Hostel. Der ganze Trip hat sich auf alle Fälle sehr gelohnt!
    Abends fahren wir in die Stadt und gehen indisch essen.
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  • Day7

    Day 7: Is day 6 at the Kili adventure

    February 8, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ 🌬 27 °C

    Time to go home! All I want is to take those shoes off, sleep in a proper bed, wash my clothes and enjoy a hot shower.

    After reaching Uhuru Peak, we had to walk all the way back. About 4 hours of walking downhill back to Barafu Camp. And after a hot lunch, we also had to walk downhill to High Camp (3,950m) - leaving the high altitude. So yesterday was tough 💪🦸🏼‍♀️!

    But today we finished the Kili adventure. 6 more hours of hiking downhill and we arrived at Mweka Gate (1,640m) - the finishing line of Machame Route.
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  • Day7

    Day 6 Ascent : Barafu camp – Mweka

    July 6, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Day 6 Ascent : Barafu camp - – Mweka (3100m)

    Barafu camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

    After lunch we continued our descend down to Mweka Hut (3100m) through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, with fog and rain.

    See the one wheel stretcher for people who are immobile.

    Big dinner with Cake, Gin and whiskey

    Edwardo baked us a cake to celebrate
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  • Day8

    Day 7 Mweka camp - Arusha

    July 7, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Day 7 Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) - Arusha

    Hiking time: 3 hours

    Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

    Habitat: Forest

    Big celebration full of dancing and singing after breakfast.
    We then had an unbelievable 12km walk to Mkwena gate, lunch and then an upgrade to the Sheraton Hotel in Arusha. Sue bought herself a Masai blanket.Read more

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