The first coffee production in Costa Rica dates back to the late 18th century. The government created major incentives to cultivate coffee by giving farmed land to the growers for free after five years of coffee cultivation. It turned coffee into the most important export good and was a substantial part of the country's economic rise.
However, until the mid 1990s, coffee production also put its shadows on Costa Rica: water used for fermenting the beans left the washing stations without filtering while deforestation had reached a critical level. It was in 1995 when the government stepped in once again and caused a radical change by creating strict environmental laws in coffee production.
Nowadays, Costa Rica has a reputation for having some of the highest production and quality standards. This not only includes high quality standards with respect to coffee cups, but also to social welfare and environmental-friendly processing technologies in production. Costa Rican coffees tend to have medium body, are well-balanced surprise with fresh and sweet acidity.
For over 15 years we have strived to provide you with the highest quality, craft roasted specialty coffees from around the world. All coffee is manually roasted, never "burned". Try us, you'll like us!
Overlooking the beautiful Sierra Valley near Frenchmens Lake is where we roast coffees from all over the world.
Roasting is done in small batches which allows us to have a quality focused roast bringing out the optimum flavor of the different origins that we offer. The great taste will prove itself in each cup you drink. If you enjoy life and coffee like we do then the few cents more per cup from what you are drinking now for this type of specialty coffee is well worth it.
We appreciate a superb cup of coffee whether we are at home or at a coffee shop and that is why we started roasting coffee over a decade ago; we know that others have this appreciation as well. When you have perfected something you love the next step is to share it with others.
We invite you to share this wonderful experience and become part of our coffee community!
Russ & Lynda Dickman