A Cup of Coffee on the Coffee Farm

Jonathan Cartegena, our Cupping Technician/Educator, describes drinking coffee on the farm in Costa Rica. I woke up the first morning at Hacienda La Amistad still tired from the previous day’s 16 hour journey, and seriously looking forward to a good cup of coffee. Luckily, I was on the best farm in Costa Rica! I left… Read more »

Off the Grid in Costa Rica: Part 2

Part 2 of our travelogue blog post, featuring our recent trip to Costa Rica’s Hacienda La Amistad, an off-the-grid organic farm. Click here to read Part 1 Roberto took us on a drive in his truck across the farm, cruising over hilly terrain through the lush, green shade of the surrounding rainforest. We stopped at… Read more »

Off the Grid in Costa Rica: Our Trip to Hacienda La Amistad

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Hacienda La Amistad, a fully self-sufficient, sustainable, off-the-grid organic farm in the depths of the Costa Rican rainforest. Accompanying Jim Cannell, founder of Jim’s Organic Coffee, and Nick Hardiman, Jims’ New England Regional Sales Manager, I was excited to see the inner workings and large scale… Read more »