Actually, I found “Four Continent” coffee, Five, and even Six too. I think this burning topic needs to be addressed at next years SCAA Symposium. Whats a region? Whats a continent? Hell, Whats a Micro-region? How many regions are in a continent?

The Sweet Maria’s flickr photo stream is always thought provoking. We covered a photo Tom made a while back of “green buyers at origin”. This time Tom juxtaposes Stumptown’s Hairbender description with Starbucks’ “Three Region Blend” and the Douwe Egberts “Good Origin Three Regions Blend”. Tom asks a lot of questions. We want to know what constitutes a good origin. And in the comments of Tom’s Flickr photoshop ry3bee asks “What’s a Symposium?”