blog from the ceo & superbarista of phoenix coffee, home of the best baristas in cleveland, ohio

Monday, January 15, 2007

Visit to our first Costa Rican Coop!

Coope Llano Bonito is set in the beautiful Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. The coffee was chocolatey, nicely acidic, and had the most body of all the coffees we tasted. There's a reason why the Tarrazu region has such a good reputation for quality. The coop managers were very proud of their new sustainability certification, resulting in part from the fact that they have converted over their dryers (which dry the cherries after wet processing and before the dry processing, where the parchment is removed) to be fueled by the skins of the coffee cherries as well as macadamia nut shells. Due to language barriers, we weren't able to absorb much more about how the plant was organized, but the coffee spoke for itself.


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