Our hearts go out to our friends in Japan. In light of the tragedy, coffee pursuits don't seem to mean much but we will proceed and look for ways to work in solidarity.
The 2011 cycle is well underway and the first International Jury of the year convenes in Santa Marta, Magdalena next week to cup and discover the top lots from Colombia's north. There were 513 submissions from 17 regions and the National Jury has been narrowing the field.
Here is the 2011 Colombia International Jury
We look forward to the stories and to the coffees!