Ah, that magical bean that brings us back to reality on Monday mornings..."I feel as if the whole of Vancouver Island is one over sized, moss-covered sponge what with the constant rain blowing in from the Pacific. Here is my vote for exotic getaways: The Selva Negra coffee plantation in northern Nicaragua."
"We couldn't believe the vegetation. Just imagine... entire ecosystems atop the roof!"
"Agoutis grazing in the front garden... That wonderful aroma of roasting coffee beans. Rapidfire Spanish spoken all around us! Ahhh..."
I take virtual tours to Holland. Maggie dreams of returning to Selva Negra.
Like most great things, this coffee plantation has a rich, 100+ year history but I'd never heard of it until my virtual friend sent me photos. She's such a great writer, I decided to lift her words from the email and stick 'em in the blog!
Brew a fabulous pot of coffee and watch this video of Selva Negra.
* Doesn't Nanaimo sounds exotic? It's actually a water-logged little tourist town in British Columbia. Perhaps Maggie and I can house swap! She can suffer through my unrelenting dry summer heat and I shall curl up with a good book and enjoy her heavy rains!