July 18, 2016
- The sales record was broken both in averages as well as in first place
- This year, $5,900 per quintal were paid, in the past the price was $4,210
The Japanese coffee importing firm Wataru for the Takamura roasters purchased on Tuesday June 21st the best Costa Rican Coffee, grown and harvested at the SUMAVA farm of Lourdes de Cirrí de Naranjo, West Valley, during the International Auction Cup of Excellence. The bean was sold at $59 the pound or $5,900 the quintal of a lot of 11 sacks.
May 24, 2016
A lot of coffee grown in the Sumava farm in Lourdes de Cirrí de Naranjo, at 1,700 meters of altitude, achieved the highest and exceptional score of 93.41 during the international cupping tests of the beans that are going to participate in the Ninth Edition of the Excellence Cup, 2016, auction that will take place on June 21st, via Internet.
May 24, 2016
I discovered my passion for innovation and creativity in the culinary arts while working as a bartender for 15 years. In 2009 I had the opportunity to enroll in a barista course through the Costa Rica Coffee Institute and I immediately fell in love with this industry.
After working as a barista for the next couple of years I decided to compete in Costa Rica´s Barista Championship for the first time in 2011!
After competing in 2011, 2012 and 2013, I decided to take some time away from work to be with my family.
This wasn’t an easy decision to make but this time off helped me realize that coffee is a part of my life and this newfound realization enabled me to obtain the coveted title of Costa Rica´s Barista Champion.
My passion for innovation and creativity in the culinary arts along with my ability to persevere and overcome any obstacle I face has allowed to truly find my place in this amazing industry!
May 20, 2016
For three days, Café de Costa Rica was exposed to more than ten thousand participants at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) twenty eighth annual fair at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, United States.
May 18, 2016
Penetrating one of the largest and emerging coffee consumption markets, for the first time Café de Costa Rica participated in one of the most important international fairs in the world.
May 13, 2016
Once again Café de Costa Rica continues its participation in different Korean capital, Seoul, events. In this occasion, at the International Friendship Fair held between 7 and 8 of May.
April 1, 2016
Costa Rican coffee cupper, Juan Gabriel Céspedes is, for the second consecutive year, World Champion in this specialty, award obtained in the competition carried out in Shanghai, China, from March 29th thru April the 1st.
During the four-day championship, Juan Gabriel managed to defeat 33 competitors from all around the world. Yesterday, he went from quarter-finals to semi-finals and today he defeated contenders from South Korea, Germany and Austria.