Journey to Origin
Journey to origin

Journey to Origin

We know that true coffee aficionados aren’t just interested in the final product—they also want to know how the coffee beans made their way from farm to cup. SInce we live in the coffee belt, we have a unique opportunity to show you the story behind the steaming beverage that helps you start your day.

Costa Rican Coffee:

Some of the world’s best coffee farms are right around the corner from us, so it’s only fair that we share them with our readers. In this section, you’ll find info on coffee-growing regions, what makes Costa Rican coffee unique, Tico coffee traditions, and the history of the “grano de oro” that revolutionized our small country.



Coffee from Bean to Cup:

Coffee lovers are passionate about the entire production process, and here we give you a glimpse into the lives of those that give us the drink we love. Farmers, pickers, cuppers, and roasters are all essential to a great cup of coffee. Their stories are fascinating, and we are excited to share them with you.



The History of Café Britt:

>We are proud of our role as a driving force behind the gourmet coffee boom in Costa Rica in the last 30 years. As such, a part of the blog includes stories about the history of the company. You’ll learn about important figures in our development, significant moments, and ways that we have changed the way people drink coffee here and abroad. We’ll also tell you about our famous Coffee Tour and hopefully inspire to you make a visit yourself.

Grab a cup of coffee and join us on our Journey to Origin!

Title card Fair Trade Coffee From Cafe Britt

The Story Behind Our Fair Trade Gourmet Coffee

May 2020

The Café Britt mission and business model are based on the concepts of fair treatment and environmental protection. To us, sustaina...

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10 Facts About Independence Day in Costa Rica

10 Facts About Independence Day in Costa Rica

September 2019

September 15th is Costa Rica’s Independence Day. For those of you that haven’t had the chance to visit us during the celebrations, we want to share some fun facts to help you...

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International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day 2018

September 2018

It’s coming up on our favorite day of the year: International Coffee Day! Each October 1, we celebrate t...

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Cosecha 2018

Cosecha 2018

June 2018

For the last two weeks, leadership at Café Britt had the chance to come together to work on better ways to serve our customers. The program was called Cosecha, or Harvest, a nod t...

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Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change

May 2018

As a major agricultural product grown in the tropics, coffee is particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change. The overall result will be a decrease in both quantity a...

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Happy Holidays from Cafe Britt

Happy Holidays from Cafe Britt

January 2018

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend time with those we care the...

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International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day

September 2017

Although every day is coffee day for many of us, we always love the opportunity to celebrate our favorite drink with other coffee lovers! So October 1 is a special day at Café Bri...

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Oxcarts The Wheels of Costa Rica

Oxcarts: The Wheels of Costa Rica

April 2017

Costa Rica’s identity as a nation is closely related to our status as one of the top coffee-growing countries in the world, so much so that even one of our national symbols, the o...

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Holidays in Costa Rica

This is how we do Holidays in Costa Rica: It's that time of the year again!

December 2016

Holiday gatherings at our Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica have become a standing tradition of our Team. Surely it's the l...

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Turrialba Volcano Erupts

Turrialba Volcano Erupts!

December 2016

The Turrialba is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and it’s named after the same town in the province of Cartago...

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Rainy Season in Costa Rica

The Magic of Rainy Season in Costa Rica

September 2016

Here in Costa Rica we love the rain for many reasons, the least of which is that it’s the perfect coffee drinking weather. More importantly though, rain provides the perfect coffe...

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Meet Our Cupper

Meet Our Master Cupper

September 2016

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 ...

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A Trip to a Plantation

Feel the origin: A trip to a plantation!

August 2016

In a perfect world, we would love to invite you to visit every plantation from where we source our coffee, but since that’s not possible we’re settling...

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The Land of Coffee

Why Does Costa Rica Grow Coffee?

August 2016

Coffee is more than a pivotal business in Costa Rica’s economy. It is, and has been for almost two centuries, the driving forc...

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The Face Behind Your Coffee

The Faces behind your coffee

August 2016

THE PRODUCER

We work with several coffee producers in order to ensure we provide you the best coffee Costa Rica has to offer. Producers ar...

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The Oldest Mill in Tres Rios Costa Rica

A look into the oldest mill in Tres Ríos

July 2016

“El Patalillo Estate” is a plantation in Tres Rios, near San José. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, specifically the Carpintera

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How Coffee Helped Build Our National Theater

How coffee helped build our National Theater

July 2016

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...

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How we changed coffee history

Café Britt changed coffee history

June 2016

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 Prov...

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8 Costa Rican coffee regions

8 Costa Rican coffee regions

June 2016

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 ...

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A look into tres rios

A look into Tres Rios

June 2016

Despite its small size, the Tres Rios coffee regio...

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Coffee Flowers in Bloom

Coffee Flowers in Bloom

June 2016

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, th...

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A look into Poas

A look into Poás

May 2016

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Meet our master barista

Meet our master barista

May 2016

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...

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Fall in Love With Costa Rica in 10 Pictures

Fall in Love With Costa Rica in 10 Pictures

April 2016