Spring, Texas & Travel to Richmond
Doug Morgan, at counter, just opened a new Dunn Bros Coffee Shop a few weeks ago. This is the third he has opened in the Houston area. Dunn Bros is a franchise out of Minneapolis-St. Paul known for roasting fresh beans in their stores. Doug is preparing to begin the day's roast. He will spend four hours on it today.
Doug stirs beans as they spill from the roaster. This batch is an espresso blend. He roasts every day and will begin selling the beans he roasts today three days from now. The beans degas from the roasting process over a period of three weeks. He won't sell any beans before they are ready or over nine days old. After that time all the gas from inside the beans has escaped and oxygen is replacing it and beginning to degrade them.
Travel to Richmond
Storm clouds over the Gulf Coast. We are passing over the salt marshes around the Mississippi River Delta. It is a disappearing landscape. Erosion of this wetland treasure is happening at an astonishing rate.
Photos taken with a Leica M8