2012

Volume 57: But it is not this day!

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I was at an airport a couple weeks ago, when I had the pleasure to meet Robin Sharma, author of the bestseller "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". I hadn't read the book, so I bought it. One of the tenets of Mr. Read more...


Volume 56: Heritage Blend: The reason we love coffee

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Being involved in developing a new product, especially the testing and approval part, is one of the special privileges of my job. Lately, I’ve been drinking our Britt’s 2012 Heritage Blend and I’ve so enjoyed it that I feel compelled to tell you about it. We started talking about creating a blend like this more than a year ago, after buying several small batches of beans from mills renowned for their production of gourmet Costa Rican coffee. Read more...


Volume 55: Let’s be Greener!

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I was asked to speak about sustainability at the Food & Beverage Awards Conference in Amsterdam on June 22nd. It was an initiative of The Moodie Report (moodiereport.com), an airport retail magazine and source of information for the retail travel industry. Read more...


Volume 54: Colombia, Shakira, presidents & missing picture

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About six months ago I received an email from something called "CEO's Summit of the Americas." Attached was a letter from Juan Manuel Santos, president of the Republic of Colombia. My reaction was, "Yeah, right. Read more...


Volume 53: Costa Rica – Pura Vida - II Part

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In December I shared my views about some of the values we have here in Costa Rica and about how these values should become the foundation for a national strategy. I touched on three themes: 1. The value of respect for the environment. Read more...