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Long Miles Coffee Project

The Long Miles Coffee Project is a small family endeavor, growing and producing unique micro-lots of coffee in Burundi, this series follows the family as they start their new life.

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EPISODES



Season 1
  • Season 1 | Episode 12 
    The Coffee is Here
    Days late on his November deadline, Ben tackles bureaucratic headaches delaying his shipment. He has barely a moment to reflect as the new coffee season begins.
  • Season 1 | Episode 11 
    We're Living Our Dream
    Rejuvenated from their Rwanda holiday, Ben returns to the realities of the Burundi coffee harvest.  The deadline looms to ship coffee so it  will command a premium price.
  • Season 1 | Episode 10 
    Not Here to Rough It
    The Carlson family gets a shot of energy as Ben visits a farmers’ cooperative and Kristy hires a good nanny.   But visa issues may scuttle their vacation plans.
  • Season 1 | Episode 9 
    Why I'm Here
    Ben re-assesses his dream of helping Burundi through coffee with balancing  a good family life.   A burned-out Kristy takes a much needed break.
  • Season 1 | Episode 8 
    My Reality Has Changes
    Ben’s luck is turning as he is invited to judge at the Prestige Cup for premium coffee.   But a mishap with the family’s chicken coop has him stuck in the hospital.
  • Season 1 | Episode 7 
    We're Actually Living Here
    The Carlson family finally starts to feel at home in Bujumbura as Ben ships his first lot  of coffee, Myles starts school and Kristy considers hiring some local help.
  • Season 1 | Episode 6 
    Time is just a Suggestion
    Bringing a coffee roaster and the cupping lab into the Carlson home creates new stress for Ben and Kristy.   So do cute baby chicks they’re raising in the yard.
  • Season 1 | Episode 5 
    Wait Some More
    Ben’s joy at discovering a few good coffee samples is tempered by the headache of shipping them to Europe. His birthday provides an excuse for the family to celebrate.
  • Season 1 | Episode 4 
    All At Once …Or Not At All
    Ben almost hits his limit at work, dealing with the culture clash of just doing business in Burundi. Kristy’s frustration simmers as their family life suffers due to the demands of coffee.
  • Season 1 | Episode 3 
    Pain With Gain
    It's been three weeks since the Carlsons moved to Bujumbura and the chaos of daily life in Burundi is causing them strain. Ben and Kristy have no choice but to make it work. Luckily, the “cupping” has finally begun.
  • Season 1 | Episode 2 
    No Short Cuts
    Kristy and the kids move into their new unfinished home while Ben focuses on the unfinished “cupping lab.” He’s four weeks behind schedule and both buyers and growers are impatient.
  • Season 1 | Episode 1 
    Starting line
    Their house has been sold, everything is packed up and Ben Carlson is ready to start his 7-day, 6000km road trip from Durban, South Africa to Bujumbura, Burundi.