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Costa Rica field trip - part 2

20.03.18 Costa Rica field trip part 2. Cupping at the Cafe Imports San Jose office, a beautiful unplanned visit to Oscar Medez's Finca Genesis and finally to La Perla De Cafe micro-mill owned by Carlos Barrantes. Two more quotable quotes. Oscar Mendez: "I have a lot of respect for cuppers and roasters, as they know that what they are tasting is a beautiful symphony - a culmination of the world's natural beauty, and the hard work of many different hands", and Carlos Barrantes: If you work hard, you can achieve anything. Read more

Costa Rica field report - Part 1


Part 1 of our trip report to Costa Rica covers visits to the La Pira De Dota, El Pilon and La Chumeca in the Tarrazu region, then onto Cerro San Luis and Las Lajas in the West Valley region. Stunning farms and micro-mills. 

QOTD: "If it smells good, it's going to taste good" Francisca Cachon

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New coffees and goings on

05.03.18 Competitions, forums, snowmaggeden and a trip to Costa Rica. Read more

Influences and Influencers

30.01.18 I've just received my itinerary for a 4 day visit to some of Costa Rica's main growing regions including Tarrazu and the the central valley. I'm joining one of our green sourcing partners Cafe Imports and one of the farms we'll visit is Las Lajas. The yellow honey processed coffee from Las Lajas was one of my standout coffees from last years list and I'm looking for to cupping this crops offerings. Read more