Greetings Coffee Fans! Mr. Bartleby here, bringing you the next Mugby Junction Coffee Roasters blog post!
To say the least, this has been a long winter, not just in Minnesota, but all over the United States. But our patience and steadfastness has been rewarded with the arrival of our first shipment of green coffee from Costa Rica. I roasted my first batch of this tasty origin on Monday, and it is so good. We sourced it from Hacienda Miramonte, in the Niranjo Alajuela region of Costa Rica, northwest of San Jose.
The 200-hectare farm Hacienda Miramonte is owned and operated by Ricardo and Viviana Gurdian, where they have 180 hectares of coffee planted in a number of different varieties. The farm reaches back over 100 years to Lucila Duval de Morales, who made the decision to plant coffee in 1917 on land she purchased herself. Now her great-grandson Ricardo has inherited his ancestor’s determination and drive, and he has upheld her legacy by focusing on specialty coffees as well as contributing to the land itself by attaining and keeping up several ecologically responsible certifications such as Rainforest Alliance certification. (Click here Rainforest Alliance certified for more information about this certification.)
Costa Rica grows only 1% of the world’s coffee. This is your chance to be a one-percenter!
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