Starting from the beginning of 2019 when Eva and I were the last time visiting the coffee farmers in Flores East-Manggarai, and they are really eager to see the realisation of having KAFFEEkostBAR as a “cafe & coffee roastery” within their own island. Now it is the right season for us to start the necessary steps: shoulders to shoulders with the coffee farmers. We plan to get into the island on the important harbour city called Labuan Bajo on this saturday, the 7th of January 2023. We will stay there until tuesday morning, the 10th of January. We hope to get an easy visa extension process for Eva by the immigration office there on monday, the 9th of January. Pak Lodo will pick us up.
We are thankful for the direct contact to Pak Don, who is assigned to help us out as a thoughtful guide and a direct relative from coffee farmer’s family in Tangkul as well. Through him we got a special rate from a highly recommended Ecotourism Hotel in Labuan Bajo. From monday to tuesday we will stay overnight at his simple family house since it is a demand/request from him too.
This time around we are accompanied also by our daughters: 12 and 9 years of age, so they too can give us some meaningful responses how they experience that city and its people and also to find the right spot for us to setup KAFFEEkostBAR within Indonesia, which starts with Labuan Bajo.