Panoramic views from the back of the pickup truk heading to Akha Ama coffee village near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ana, Lee, and Sean in the back of a pickup truck as we make our final leg of the trip up the mountainside outside of Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Coffee beans drying in the sun on the Akha Ama Coffee Journey.
Maejantai village outside of Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Lee explained more about how they grow the high quality Arabica coffee beans and how the crop-rotation allows them to increase the crop yeilds without using pesticides.
Ana listens closely as only a child can as Lee explains our task. Maejantai village, Thailand.
Ana carefully picks the ripe coffee cherries and adds them to her basket.
Ripe red and yellow coffee cherries from the Akha Ama coffee fields in Thailand.
Our coffee journey group, with Lee at the head of it all.
Lee and Eva pick coffee!
Ana and I pick coffee cherries on the 2011 Akha Ama coffee journey to Maejantai village outside of Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Picking coffee ripe coffee cherries.
How cute is she?! Ana is pretty proud of her basket of bright red coffee cherries from the Akha Ama coffee fields.
After a long day in the fields, it's time to walk back to Maejantai village for dinner.
Sean is hungry and ready to dig into our family-style dinner on the coffee journey.
Ana and Eva welcome in the New Year in Maejantai village.
Ana, Eva, and Lee's sister pick through the coffee cherries. Maejantai village, north of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lee dumps the picked coffee cherries so they can be processed through and husked by a large machine nearby.
Sorting and picking through to find the bad/unripe coffee cherries.
The machine used to remove the soft outer layer from the coffee beans.
Lee's mom spreads out the bags of coffee beans so they can dry in the warm sunlight.
Two cute puppies from the village spent our whole weekend wrestling and playing.
Wrestling puppies in Maejantai village, Thailand.
A cute puppy from Maejantai village--Ana loved this little guy and begged to take him back to the U.S.!
The Akha Ama Coffee Shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ripe red and yellow coffee cherries.
A delicious sampling of the dishes served for dinner on the coffee journey.
Children play in the open spaces.
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