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Origin Story: Costa Rica La Lia

Origin Story: Costa Rica La Lia

Expect nothing less than mind-blowing with La Lia. We aren’t overselling this truly unique coffee when we say that. This cutting-edge style of coffee processing with whole cinnamon sticks has created one of the most delicious and distinctive coffees we’ve ever tried!

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Origin Story: Herbazu

Origin Story: Herbazu

It’s been a couple years since we’ve had this wonderful crop on our shelves. Coffees from the Herbazu Mill in the West Valley in Costa Rica are rich in history and flavor. “Herbazu” stands for Hermanos Barrantes Zuniga, which consists of four brothers and their sister (plus one brother-in-law). The siblings are third generation coffee farmers and together created the Herbazu micro mill in 2001. Their mission is to create the best coffee possible and to take the risks necessary to do so. The owner of the micro mill, Antonio “Toño” Barrantes, has dedicated his life to the farms and is known as...

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Origin Story: Costa Rica

Origin Story: Costa Rica

  Our approach to coffee follows the same approach to people: it’s the relationship that matters. A leader in the industry for over 92 years, we have seen all kinds of good, bad and ugly come and go. Trends change. Preferences change. Technologies change. While we embrace every season, the fundamental responsibility of connecting people through a great beverage will always remain, and it is important to us that our coffee is accessible to everyone, not just a select group. “Going to origin changes your perspective on coffee, plain and simple. I’m not talking about the type of trip where one...

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Origin Story: Costa Rica

Origin Story: Costa Rica

Going to origin changes your perspective on coffee, plain and simple. I’m not talking about the type of trip where one simply takes selfies with the locals in an effort to show the world how well traveled they are. Yes, selfies, pictures, and video will all go down inevitably, even the obligatory cell phone “food porn” pictures will happen (I’m so guilty of this). Written by Sam Mirto, Director of Coffee It’s hard not to become enamored by the beauty of a country that is completely different than your own, and there’s nothing wrong with that! However, through all of...

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