So I have been here 8 days and have only blogged once, I am not doing a very good job. I have a lot of catching up to do. I left Utilia with my diving certification and took a bus back to San Pedro Sula. On the bus this creepy clown got on, who wasnt smiling. He sat down at the front of the bus and just stayed there for maybe 10 minutes. After that he got up and walked all the way to the back and then back up front saying something as I quickly looked the other way. He wasnt smiling or anything and I thought oh god this is how they rob a bus, just be calm. So then he started talking in a loud voice and right before I shit myself people started laughing. He was telling jokes. Anyway he did a little clown act for maybe 20 minutes and then people tipped him and then he got off at the next stop. LOL, it was scary as hell.
So that was the morning of the 10th that I came back and the night of the 10th was a meet and greet for all the cuppers. We are staying at the Princess Hilton which is amazing. I am staying with my coworker Bryan and there is always free food and everybody wants to talk coffee all the time, I am in heaven. The morning of the 11th we had a presentation from the farmers and then a presentation from the head judge which was excellent on acidity, sweetness, the scoring, etc. After that we went in to cup five coffees for calibration. I was so excited that I was in the norm of cupping scores, maybe a little low, but I think that it will be okay because those were coffees that didnt make it. I had filet mignon rapped in bacon with the most divine potatoes and rice and the cheescake for desert. Wow, that was after my crab cakes in the "excutive lounge". Anyway, gotta go, but we are cupping 30 coffees this morning so hope it goes well. This is the real competition now.