Costa Rica Harvest Trip in January

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Finca Los Anonos, At Helsar Mill
Finca Los Anonos, At Helsar Mill
New microlot receiving tanks at Helsar del Zarcero
New microlot receiving tanks at Helsar del Zarcero
Drying patio is covered at Santa Lucia Mill, Helsar del Zarcero
Drying patio is covered at Santa Lucia Mill, Helsar del Zarcero
Macro image of fresh parchment coffee at  Helsar del Zarcero
Macro image of fresh parchment coffee at Helsar del Zarcero
Underripe coffee has parchment damage in the demucilage machine, quite often. At Helsar del Zarcero
Underripe coffee has parchment damage in the demucilage machine, quite often. At Helsar del Zarcero
Cross section of fresh parchment coffee at Helsar del Zarcero
Cross section of fresh parchment coffee at Helsar del Zarcero
Cross section cuts of fresh parchment coffee at Helsar del Zarcero
Cross section cuts of fresh parchment coffee at Helsar del Zarcero
Crayola, up close and personal, at Helsar del Zarcero
Crayola, up close and personal, at Helsar del Zarcero
Yellow Caturra at Helsar del Zarcero
Yellow Caturra at Helsar del Zarcero
More lucious coffee cherry photos at Helsar del Zarcero
More lucious coffee cherry photos at Helsar del Zarcero
Macro image of yellow caturra at Helsar del Zarcero
Macro image of yellow caturra at Helsar del Zarcero
Cluster of ripe Typica Villalobos at Helsar del Zarcero
Cluster of ripe Typica Villalobos at Helsar del Zarcero
Under-ripe and ripe Yellow Caturra at Helsar del Zarcero
Under-ripe and ripe Yellow Caturra at Helsar del Zarcero
Macro image of ripe Villa Sarchi at Helsar del Zarcero
Macro image of ripe Villa Sarchi at Helsar del Zarcero
Ripe Caturra coffee cherry at Helsar del Zarcero
Ripe Caturra coffee cherry at Helsar del Zarcero
Ripe red and yellow varieties, with under-ripe green coffee fruits, at Helsar del Zarcero
Ripe red and yellow varieties, with under-ripe green coffee fruits, at Helsar del Zarcero
A cross-section I cut of a coffee cherry, extracted from the fruit, showing mucilage and parchment layers.
A cross-section I cut of a coffee cherry, extracted from the fruit, showing mucilage and parchment layers.
Psychadelic coffee bubbles, the
Psychadelic coffee bubbles, the "crust" of floating coffee grinds from cupping. At Helsar del Zarcero
Crayola and Queso Crema at Helsar del Zarcero
Crayola and Queso Crema at Helsar del Zarcero
The Welcome sign at Helsar del Zarcero
The Welcome sign at Helsar del Zarcero
MUCHO MACHO - Helsar del Zarcero
MUCHO MACHO - Helsar del Zarcero
Finca Santa Lucia, Helsar del Zarcero
Finca Santa Lucia, Helsar del Zarcero
We all want Control! Helsar del Zarcero
We all want Control! Helsar del Zarcero
Apamar School for the disabled in Zarcero
Apamar School for the disabled in Zarcero
Classroom crazyness, Apamar School in Zarcero
Classroom crazyness, Apamar School in Zarcero
Teh pool at Apamar School in Zarcero
Teh pool at Apamar School in Zarcero
From the funds of our
From the funds of our "Dogs of Coffee" calendar, we donated enough to buy new pumps and filters for the pool and sauna! Apamar School in Zarcero
No Kissin'!  Apamar School in Zarcero
No Kissin'! Apamar School in Zarcero
A Dogs of Coffee Calendar at the Apamar School in Zarcero
A Dogs of Coffee Calendar at the Apamar School in Zarcero
Flying cup of coffee on glass, Zarcero
Flying cup of coffee on glass, Zarcero
Another Mickey Mouse Diner, Zarcero.
Another Mickey Mouse Diner, Zarcero.
The next stop, Oscar and Francisco  at Finca Genesis
The next stop, Oscar and Francisco at Finca Genesis
Oscar and Ogla Mendez at Finca Genesis, Perhaps to coolest coffee farmers in CR.
Oscar and Ogla Mendez at Finca Genesis, Perhaps to coolest coffee farmers in CR.
The new MicroMill under construction at Finca Genesis
The new MicroMill under construction at Finca Genesis
If you can't tell, the winds were blowing about 40 MPH at Finca Genesis
If you can't tell, the winds were blowing about 40 MPH at Finca Genesis
Various stages of honey coffee on drying beds at Finca Genesis
Various stages of honey coffee on drying beds at Finca Genesis
Honey coffee with red mucilage layer on the pergamino, at Finca Genesis
Honey coffee with red mucilage layer on the pergamino, at Finca Genesis
Abba the dog, with windswept mane, at Finca Genesis
Abba the dog, with windswept mane, at Finca Genesis
The new Penagos micro mill at Finca Genesis
The new Penagos micro mill at Finca Genesis
Flowers and dogs. Finca Genesis
Flowers and dogs. Finca Genesis
Ripe coffee cherry, Caturra Rojo, Finca Genesis
Ripe coffee cherry, Caturra Rojo, Finca Genesis
Finca Genesis is an odd name - they needed something fast, and settled on Genesis
Finca Genesis is an odd name - they needed something fast, and settled on Genesis
Genesis refers to Oscars idea of coffee in tune with nature, as well as a
Genesis refers to Oscars idea of coffee in tune with nature, as well as a "new beginning"
Oscar and Yellow Catuai at Finca Genesis
Oscar and Yellow Catuai at Finca Genesis
All ripe, minus one, at Finca Genesis
All ripe, minus one, at Finca Genesis
Branches downed from recent high winds. We watched where we walked, as the winds were still blowing! Finca Genesis
Branches downed from recent high winds. We watched where we walked, as the winds were still blowing! Finca Genesis
Diverse trees, and a profusion of flowers distinguish Genesis as a farm.
Diverse trees, and a profusion of flowers distinguish Genesis as a farm.
Cork trees at Finca Genesis
Cork trees at Finca Genesis