Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Upcoming Origin Trip – Tarrazu, Costa Rica

An educational opportunity of a lifetime, I’ve been asked to tag along on a trip to Costa Rica! Bob, our green coffee buyer, visits every year and a couple of folks from Batdorf get to join him. This time it’s me…

Honduran Cup of Excellence

B&B Roaster Brian Meyers is on his way to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to participate as a judge in the Honduran Cup of Excellence competition. He will serve as an international judge who will evaluate samples pre-screened by Honduran cuppers. The competition will take place in the small town of Marcala, about three hours away from the Read more

Bob Benck: Inside the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange

I arrived a day late due to a missed connection in Frankfurt, Germany. Fortunately, Continental Airlines was graceful enough to give me a day room at a nearby hotel along with a stipend of 30 euros. I was turned loose in Frankfurt with about thirteen hours to do as I pleased. First a quick nap Read more

Café Javasti goes to Costa Rica

2010 started off with a great experience for both Batdorf & Bronson and our wholesale partners Café Javasti – a group trip to Costa Rica! Every year we look forward to our annual trip…

Coffee is No Longer King in Costa Rica

The last decade has definitely seen great change in Costa Rica’s coffee economy. Currently, coffee production accounts for less than 1% of the country’s GDP. In 2006 the figure was 2.7% and has quickly decreased since then. Computer chip production and tourism generate the bulk of the Costa Rica’s revenue. In 2000 Costa Rica exported Read more

Into the Costa Rican Sun

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters’ Green Coffee Buyer, Bob Benck boarded a Costa Rica bound flight yesterday for our annual visit of the La Minita farm in the mountainous Tarrazu region. Hacienda La Minita has …