Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail
Hardback book of fine photography showing insights to the journey of coffee from seed to cup.
This book is a photographic travel log of a journey between two totally different worlds that are linked by the same product. Photographer Olaf Hammelburg spent two years in Peru working on this extraordinary story tracing the route taken by a small lot of coffee that has been picked, washed, dried and then blessed by a shaman high in the isolated green world of the Peruvian Andes. Transported by donkeys over suspended bridges, on rafts over a river, on a truck over high snow covered peaks all the way to the port of Lima, a transatlantic ship and then to cafes in Europe and the US. A breathtaking story told entirely by the eighty dramatic photos of magnificent places and of people with faces that have been unforgettably carved by their experiences.