SUSTAINABLE FARMING – HARMONY IN DIVERSITY

“The essence of beauty is unity in variety.” – Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (1809 – 1847) Coffee plantation Many coffee farmers do not only grow coffee plants on their plantations. Instead. They cultivate the coffee plants in the in the shade of taller trees together with various types of fruits and vegetables such as bananas […]

SHADE GROWN COFFEE CHERRIES

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. – Chinese proverb Trees on Coffee plantation We need trees. Why are trees so important? According to the Irish Botanist, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, trees are the most important living organisms on earth! Trees protect and feed our planet. They […]

BAJAREQUE – IN PANAMA CITY

Casco Viejo, Panama City Today we went to Bajareque, a small fascinating coffee shop in Casco Viejo, a neighborhood in Panama City with lots of Spanish colonial architecture.   As soon as the barista of the coffee shop found out that we are passionate about coffee, he introduced us to a manager, who gave us a […]

THE AROMA OF TARRAZU, COSTA RICA

TARRAZU We rented a car for 1 week and explored the Tarrazu region, which is located in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. This area is a gourmet coffee growing center of the country and a mecca for coffee-lovers. While driving through the highlands and valleys, we passed many coffee fields. We saw quiet mountain […]

HEIRLOOM ARABICA – ETHIPIAN COFFEES

Heirloom’ coffees  – Enjoy delicious historic flavors When trying to capture the essence of Ethiopian coffees, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, a Chicago based US coffee roasting company, cites the American dancer, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927): “No, I can’t explain the dance to you. If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point […]

CAFE RUIZ, BOQUTE, PANAMA AND CAFE PRINCESCA

Boquete in Panama We arrived at the mountain town of Boquete in Panama. There are many coffee plantations in Boquete. Today we took time and visited one of Panama’s most famous family-owned coffee companies: Cafe Ruiz. Our tour guide Carlos informed us about the art of growing, processing and tasting coffee. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content […]

CAPTURING THE COFFEE AROMA WITH SMILE – COSTA RICA

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica We traveled to Monteverde in the Central Highlands Region of Costa Rica. A long winding dirt road with excellent views leads to this mountaintop paradise. Monteverde is located between two cloud forests.           When we arrived in Monteverde, we visited the Don Juan […]

THE HIGLANDS OF ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA

Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica surrounded by many small, charming towns and picturesque hills. Many of them are covered with coffee plantations. We took the time and visited the lovely towns Grecia, Sarchi, Naranjo and Zarcero. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is […]

THE COFFEE FARM OF SENIOR ARMANDO

San Vito, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Senior Luis introduced us to some of his friends – Senior Armando and his family. We had been invited to visit their home and coffee plantation, which has a long family history. The home and coffee plantation of Senior Armando are located close to San Vito in the […]