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Beginning in February, Café Britt will begin roasting coffee and manufacturing chocolate in the South American city of Lima, Peru. We decided on our Peruvian venture when we won the contract to run three gift and coffee shops at the city’s Jorge Chavez International Airport.
This really interesting opportunity will give all lovers of Britt the chance to buy and enjoy some of the coffees hidden away in the high reaches of the Andes, as well as fruits and nuts not produced in tropical Costa Rica.
It will also allow us to export our gourmet brand and marketing model to a country that’s rediscovering itself after bringing the infamous “shining path” terrorist organization to justice in 1992.
I spent most of August in Lima and Cuzco ironing out details. Alterra Partners, the firm that manages Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport, is also a shareholder of Lima Airport Partners (LAP), the firm that runs the International airport in Lima. Café Britt relationship with Alterra dates to 2001, when we won a bid to operate the Juan Santamaria airport shops.
The rest of the time I spent exploring coffee-buying opportunities in northern Peru and through a farmers’ cooperative near the town of Quillabamba, about a three-hour walk from the ruins of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. Quillabamba has a special significance – my wife and I spent our honeymoon there in 1973, while I was doing a coffee survey for the Peruvian government.
The Arabica coffee I found in the region of the Valle de la Convencion is pretty remarkable, grown at 1,500 to 2,000 meters. The plants are traditional shade-grown varieties. Farmers’ distance from major commercial centers obliges them to use “best-practice” growing techniques – more natural fertilizers and materials at hand. The region’s harvest season, from June through August, complements Costa Rica’s November through January harvest, allowing us to better use our resources and provide our customers with freshly harvested coffee during more months of the year. We’re happy.
And we think you will be too, buying the coffees and chocolates of Café Britt Peru over our website. This will be one of our interesting new additions for 2005.
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Chocolate Variety Pack
Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberry
Dark Chocolate Covered Banana
2019 Hábitat Calendar
Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
Chocolate Chips Mint Cookies
Dark Chocolate Covered Orange
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Mini Espresso Machine
Costa Rican Habitat Blend
Holiday Blend Gift
Dark Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts
Costa Rican Dark Roast
Costa Rican Tarrazu Montecielo
Costa Rican Fusion
Costa Rican Organic
Costa Rican Fair Trade
Costa Rican Breakfast Blend
Costa Rican Poas Tierra Volcanica
Costa Rican Tres Rios Valdivia
Colombian Organic Sierra Nevada
Peruvian Pachamama Organic
Britt Espresso Classic Capsules
Britt Espresso Decaf Capsules
Britt Espresso Intense Capsules
Britt Espresso Organic Capsules
Britt Espresso Tarrazu Capsules
Costa Rican Medium Roast Guanacaste
Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Britt Espresso Boquete Espresso Capsules
Coffee Candy Chews
Britt Espresso Antigua Espresso Capsules
Britt Espresso Valle Sagrado Espresso Capsules
Dark Chocolate Covered Macadamia
Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut
White Chocolate Covered Lime
Milk Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Dark Chocolate Covered Cashew
Dark Chocolate Covered Guava
Costa Rican Espresso
White Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Dark Chocolate Covered Passion Fruit
Costa Rican Light Roast
Dark Chocolate Covered Pineapple
Peruvian Valle Sagrado
Dark Chocolate with Creamy Coffee Filling
Costa Rican Decaffeinated
Costa Rican Tarrazu 2 Lb
Dark Chocolate with Tropical Fruit Fillings
Costa Rican Dark Roast 2 Lb
Dark Chocolate with Creamy Nut Filling
Dark Chocolate with Creamy Dulce de Leche Filling
Costa Rican Espresso 2 Lb
Costa Rican Decaffeinated 2 Lb
Colombian Dark Roast
Gourmet Mint Hot Cocoa
Colombian Narino Volcanico
Colombian Light Roast
Colombian Pitalito Laboyano
Gourmet Hot Cocoa
Peruvian Dark Roast
4 Cup French Press
Café Britt Insulated Travel Mug
Jugando con Mariposas Cup Set
Cafe Britt Cup Set
Costa Rica From Above
The Coffee Cookbook
Cuisine and Traditions
Tierra Viva Costa Rica Volcanoes Book
Costa Rica Pura Vida Book