Embark on a flavorful journey with Café Britt Chronicles! Discover the secrets of coffee and chocolate, explore Costa Rican traditions, and dive into delicious recipes and brewing tips. Whether a coffee lover, a chocolate enthusiast, or a traveler at heart, find your inspiration here.

MEET OUR MASTER CUPPER

Carmen Lidia Chavarría, Café Britt’s Master Cupper, has a dream job. As Master Cupper, her main responsibility is to test the flavor of Café Britt’s coffee. She’s been perfecting her tastebuds with us since 1989....

WHY DOES COSTA RICA GROW COFFEE?

Coffee is more than a pivotal business in Costa Rica’s economy. It is, and has been for almost two centuries, the driving force molding Costa Rican culture and values. Its importance to our country is...

THE FACES BEHIND YOUR COFFEE

THE PRODUCER We work with several coffee producers in order to ensure we provide you the best coffee Costa Rica has to offer. Producers are responsible for running the coffee plantations and processing and selling...

A LOOK INTO THE OLDEST MILL IN TRES RÍOS

“El Patalillo Estate” is a plantation in Tres Rios, near San José. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, specifically the Carpintera El Patalillo was founded over 100 years ago by Teodosio Castro, and has been...

HOW COFFEE HELPED BUILD OUR NATIONAL THEATER

Coffee revolutionized Costa Rica in numerous ways, but perhaps the most surprising is its role in the development of the arts. In 1891, a group of coffee entrepreneurs decided to impose a tax on the...

CAFÉ BRITT CHANGED COFFEE HISTORY

1720 is the probable date of introduction of coffee to America, when the first seeds of the species Coffea Arabica, Typica variety arrived which were then planted in the Province Costa Rica in the late...

8 COSTA RICAN COFFEE REGIONS

You know what your favorite Costa Rican coffee is, but do you know the story of the region that produced it? Costa Rica has eight coffee regions, each of which produce unique characteristics and flavors....

A LOOK INTO TRES RIOS

Despite its small size, the Tres Rios coffee region has earned the nickname the “Bordeaux” of Costa Rica because of its reputation for growing some of the finest coffee beans in the world. CLIMATE AND SOIL: The...

COFFEE FLOWERS IN BLOOM

Coffee lovers will recognize the dark red cherries dangling from coffee plants during harvest season, but in order for the fruit to grow every year, they have to flower first. This year’s coffee plants have...

A LOOK INTO POÁS

The Poas Volcano is one of Costa Rica's most popular tourist attractions, but it also plays a key role in the coffee industry. In fact, it was the first region in the country to export...

MEET OUR MASTER BARISTA

Those of us who haunt local coffee shops or only associate with coffee connoisseurs know the importance of baristas. It might seem obvious, but baristas are important. Like really important. They are more than a...

FALL IN LOVE WITH COSTA RICA IN 10 PICTURES

It doesn't take much to fall in love with Costa Rica! Any one of the million tourists that we receive annually can tell you about the moment when they realized they were visiting paradise. Here...

JOURNEY TO ORIGIN


Let's go back to where each coffee story begins, when those coffee beans were still encased in coffee cherries. Who picked them? And where? All your questions will be answered, here.

Coffee 101


As coffee lovers ourselves, we know that it sometimes feels like we’ll never know everything we want to know about our favorite drink. Coffee is a world of its own, and even we are sometimes stumped. Unlike most of our visitors, though, we have direct access to some of the greatest minds in the coffee business, all of whom are kind enough to help us out with our doubts.

Chocolate 101


We work with two of the world’s most passion-inducing products: coffee and chocolate. Both can be simple pleasures or the start of a lifelong obsession. Britt chocolate experts fall firmly in the latter category! Dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, hot cocoa—we experiment with it all

Coffee Recipes


Try using coffee in ways you never thought of or become your own barista and make delicious espresso drinks from home. Learn everything you need to know right here.

Coffee Corners


To celebrate the culture we hold so dearly, we’re starting a blog series highlighting some of Costa Rica’s most famous coffee shops.

Escape to Costa Rica


Many of the people who love our coffee discovered it in our home, Costa Rica. Whether you relaxed on the beaches of Guanacaste, checked out the wildlife in Manuel Antonio, or enjoyed great food in the capital of Costa Rica, San José, we hope that you had the chance to do so with a cup of Café Britt.