Posts Tagged ‘costa rica’

What is Fair Trade Coffee?

When a product features the Fair Trade USA logo, the nonprofit organization Fair Trade USA has certified that the people who produce that product are justly compensated for their work; in the case of fair trade coffee, the Fair Trade logo indicates that coffee farmers have received a price per pound that equates to livable Read more

On the Road: Costa Rica Part Two – AFAORCA

Here is part two (read part one here) of Emma’s wonderful Costa Rica trip log. In part two Emma describes the team’s visit to the AFAORCA Cooperative during the christening of their new dry mill and joins in on the end of harvest celebrations. AFAORCA—The Co-op After we packed up our bags and loaded up Read more

On the Road: Costa Rica Part One – La Minita Estate

A small group from our Customer Service and Retail departments joined Bob on his latest visit to a few plantations in Costa Rica. They were there to learn about coffee production, harvesting, and processing at the source. One member of the party, Emma Sinclair–customer service rep. extraordinaire, maintained an excellent travel log and you can Read more

Photo Album: Hilary Yarbrough in Costa Rica

Recently our all-star retail management team spent some time in Costa Rica learning about coffee production and processing at the origin.Talented photographer and coffee-bar manager Hilary Yarbrough brought her camera and has shown us what things are like on a coffee farm in Costa Rica. We have a more detailed trip report on the way, but Read more

Public Cupping | Costa Rican Coffee

For our September Public Cupping, we will be led by Batdorf & Bronson’s Roaster and Retail Trainer Emily Jackson. Join us as we taste, evaluate and discuss coffees from Costa Rica. Learn how processing, varietal and terroir impact the final product. Come experience the differences between several coffees from a single origin. Featuring our very Read more

Wednesday Cupping Notes

Its that time of year when we start to see the first of the 2011 crops begin to arrive in the roastery. Today we cupped a preshipment of the 2011 Costa Rica  Cerro del Fuego  next to the current crop we have in the warehouse. This crop of Cerro del Fuego is promising with lots Read more