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East African Coffee Lovers

For those of us who love East African coffees (or if you happen to live here).

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2013

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PERFECTING NATURE.

Started by Katabazi Gerald Dec 29, 2009. 0 Replies

favorite african single origin espresso?

Started by Stephen Vick. Last reply by Klaus Thomsen Dec 11, 2008. 5 Replies

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Comment by Jimmy Njoroge on May 10, 2012 at 9:37am

Hey Stephen, hope that you are getting well. My name is Jimmy, we met in Arusha, @Kimemo. Am currently the head barista in a cafe in Buju so if you in town don't fail to give me a shout..

Comment by Matt Milletto on December 19, 2008 at 3:59pm
Stephen, so glad you are feeling better. We are all thinking of you daily here in Portland! Give me a call when you are back for Christmas and travel safe.

- Matt
Comment by Miro on December 12, 2008 at 2:17pm
Wow Stephen, I had no idea. I'm very sorry about the Malaria, but I'm very very glad you are feeling better and recovering. Best wishes brother.
Comment by Lem Butler on December 12, 2008 at 9:25am
DAAAAAAAAAMN! Hope you're better bro. Coming out to Portland hope to see you then.
Comment by Chris Haines - Sunshine Dairy Foods on December 11, 2008 at 2:49pm
Stephen - so sorry to hear all of that. Best wishes on a quick recovery.
Comment by Klaus Thomsen on December 11, 2008 at 11:37am
Oh wow, that sounds really bad.
Get better soon, Stephen. I hope you'll return to Africa soon.
Comment by Jay Lijewski (TacomaPenna) on December 11, 2008 at 10:27am
Hey Stephen,

Wow. Sounds like a week of hell. Let us know when you are back at S.H. Portland and feel like having some visitors. Get well.
Comment by shane on December 11, 2008 at 7:28am
bro thats heavy... glad you pulled through and are stoked to return to Africa.... many would call it a day.... get better soon
Comment by Stephen Vick on December 11, 2008 at 6:29am
HEALTH UPDATE:

Hey all. Today's the first day I've had the chance to sit at a computer and not feel like I was tripping balls on drugs or kidney failure. In a nutshell, I received a BAD case of malaria that went at first mis-diagnosed as typhoid. Health care in Kigoma is sub-par, at best (you have to walk across the yard to wash your hands from one spigot for the entire hospital). Luckily, my expat friends who work for the Japanese and Spanish Red Cross, were on hand to prepare my body for being life-flighted out (catheter, IV, etc.), despite my fighting (you can still see the bruising).

Before my flight-out I was given just a few-hours to live, It could have gone either way. Afters days of dialysis and medications and on and on, I'm on the mend. It looks like my kidney's will make a full recovery, I just need to build up enough strength to make the 20-ish hour flight back to the Pacific Northwest for a full-recovery. I will be back working in the Sust Harv Portland office for a short time as I recover and gain strength to return to Africa.

Thanks for all of the kind emails and such. I really means a lot to feel the love from 10 000 miles away.

--stephen
Comment by shane on December 10, 2008 at 1:47pm
Hey Stephen, hope your feeling better. Stoked to hear about your new gig and travels!!! We'll have to catch up in Ptown again soon... if thats still your home!!!
 

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