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Costa Rica ARBAR Red Honey Villa Sarchi

Costa Rica ARBAR Red Honey Villa Sarchi

When we found this farm for the very first time all the way back in 2013 we knew very little about it, so little in fact that the coffee didn't even have an official name! Back then all we knew was that the coffee was grown by a gentleman called Carlos Arrieta and it was really, really delicious! However since then I've been lucky enough to visit Carlos on my trips to Costa Rica and, over the past few years, have found out lots more. I first got to meet Carlos at our exporter's office on the last day of my visit to Costa...

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Costa Rica Finca Licho Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi

Costa Rica Finca Licho Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi

Licho is a coffee that I feel shows our development as a roaster over the years. First we bought this coffee in the Cup of Excellence program (a great way to meet a grower), then we bought it from an import broker; they helped us bring in this coffee because we are a small coffee buyer. Then we bought directly from them. Then, three years ago, I went out to the farm and did the deal on the farm with the brothers. I love the fact that 2 years ago I walked onto the farm after cupping a particular lot in the...

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Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Funky Natural Red Pacamara

Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Funky Natural Red Pacamara

"FUNKY" I shouted as I took my very first sip of this coffee many years ago, and it's still funking along in its own funky way this year too! I've been telling the story of Hasbean and Finca Limoncillo for many, many years now and I don't intend to stop any time soon because it's such a big big big relationship for me : ) so much of where we are today has come from this relationship, and I'm really proud of everything that's happened in the past, as well as super excited for where we can go in the future. The...

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