Costa Rica

  1. Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    If there is a problem with Costa Rica coffee, it's the fact that it can lack distinction; it is straightforward, clean, softly acidic, mild.

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  2. A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    A Path to Food-Grade Cascara at the Helsar Micro-mill

    Cascara beverages are popping up everywhere these days.

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  3. Cascara Cherry: Coffee...Tea...Food?

    Cascara Cherry: Coffee...Tea...Food?

    Drink it hot. Drink it chilled...or just munch on it.

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  4. Costa Rica Coffee Competition

    Costa Rica Coffee Competition

    No, we're not having a competition for Costa Rican coffee. But for both private and cooperative mills in many of Costa Rica's growing regions, the competition for ripe cherry has become quite intense insuring an uptick in coffee prices, despite the ever-dipping NY Commodities Exchange.

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  5. Roasting This Week: Costa Rica and Tanzania

    Roasting This Week: Costa Rica and Tanzania

    We have so many great Costa Rica coffees right now, it would be a shame not to roast as many of them as we can before they sell out...

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  6. Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    Another January Costa Rica Soiree 2012

    There I was, once again, in Costa Rica. How did this happen?

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  7. Costa Rica En Enero

    Costa Rica En Enero

    I find myself in Costa Rica again, but it took so long to upload these pictures, that it is not even my most recent trip there.

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  8. Tom's Costa Rica Harvest Trip 2010

    Tom's Costa Rica Harvest Trip 2010

    These photos were shot during Tom's most recent trip to Costa Rica in January 2010 - a mid-harvest visit to see the coffees we now are selling.

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  9. Costa Rica Harvest Trip  Jan 2010

    Costa Rica Harvest Trip Jan 2010

    This was a harvest-time trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the coffee farms we have been working with the past years.

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  10. Claudio Salazar farm, Zarcero

    Claudio Salazar farm, Zarcero

    A set of images from my recent harvest trip to Costa Rica. The full set is at Sweet Marias punto com.

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  11. Juan Ramon and the mini mill at Finca EL Burio Organic

    Juan Ramon and the mini mill at Finca EL Burio Organic

    El Burio Organic coffee farm and micro mill, West Valley

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  12. Costa Rica micro-mills

    Costa Rica micro-mills

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  13. Second Half of Biocafe: Kenneth

    Second Half of Biocafe: Kenneth

    Kenneth owns a part of Finca Tono and Finca Cedral, and works a lot at the mill.

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  14. Costa Rica - Naranjo, Tarrazu, Dota -2007

    Costa Rica - Naranjo, Tarrazu, Dota -2007

    This is a way-back archive travelogue of a cupping trip to Costa Rica in 2007!

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  15. Costa Rica La Minita Cupping '01-'04 crops

    Costa Rica La Minita Cupping '01-'04 crops

    Okay, here are the results of Mike McGuiness' samples of 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Costa Rica La Minita samples. First off, the samples were perfectly roasted! Great roast for cupping and very uniform.

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  16. Jun - Jul 2003: Costa Rica: Can a Coffee Be Too Perfect?; On the Flip Side …; Just One More Inscrutable Detail …

    Jun - Jul 2003: Costa Rica: Can a Coffee Be Too Perfect?; On the Flip Side …; Just One More Inscrutable Detail …

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  17. May - Jun 2002: Costa Rica Comes Through, Auction Season, Panama, SCAA Annual Conference, Coffee in the Key of "Z"

    May - Jun 2002: Costa Rica Comes Through, Auction Season, Panama, SCAA Annual Conference, Coffee in the Key of "Z"

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