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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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A Year in Coffee

February 2020

Living in a coffee-producing country, we have the opportunity to view firsthand the changes that plantations go through in the course of a year. Every ...

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Coffee 101: The Perfect Gift for Coffee Lovers

The Perfect Gift for Coffee Lovers

February 2020

If there’s anything we love more than getting coffee as a present, it’s giving coffee to someone who’s a tr...

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The Best of Both Worlds: Coffee & Chocolate

The Best of Both Worlds: Coffee & Chocolate

February 2020

When Café Britt decided to add chocolate to our gourmet offerings, we knew the first product would be key. What could represent both our company and...

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Blends versus Single origin

Coffee Blends versus Single Origin

November 2019

Both blends and single-origin coffees offer unique, ex...

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Holiday Blend 2019

Holiday Blend 2019

November 2019

The holidays are almost here, and we’re looking forward to a new edition of our beloved Holiday Blend. Year af...

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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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Heritage 2019:

Heritage 2019: A Legacy of Excellence

August 2019

Each year, Café Britt selects a single-origin coffee that represents a key factor in our history: a legacy of excellence. Since launching the line, coffees from family farms, bean...

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Habitat Cariblanco

Habitat Cariblanco

April 2019

Have you taken a trip to Costa Rica?If so, you probably remember the first time you saw a monkey! Whether in the forest, at th...

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Hábitat Update: Sloth Release

Hábitat Update: Sloth Release

March 2019

As part of our corporate social responsibility commitment, employees from Café Britt participate regularly in volunteer projects with envir...

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The Difference Between Espresso and Ristretto

The Difference Between Espresso and Ristretto

October 2018

The never-ending quest for the perfect caffeinated drink requires more than just finding a great blend of coffee beans. It also means finding the right way of preparing this blend...

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Britt Café · Bakery

Britt Café · Bakery Coffee Shop

October 2018

We feature only the greatest cafés in our Coffee Corner series, but we’re particularly proud of this one. In 2017, Café Britt opened our first cafés, taking our experience with co...

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How to use a french press

How to Use a French Press

October 2018

Ask any true coffee connoisseur about their preferred brewing method, and they are sure to mention the French Press.

Known fo...

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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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Coffee 101: Introducing Fusión Blend

Introducing Fusión Blend

September 2018

At Café Britt, we are always looking for ways to innovate in order to give our customers something new and exciting. So we are proud to introduce our exclusive Fusión blend, a uni...

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Coffee Corner: Gilded Iguana

Gilded Iguana Coffee Shop

August 2018

Playa Guiones is the classic Costa Rican beach: isolated and pristine. Just 20 minutes...

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Heritage Blend: Celebrate a history of flavor

Heritage Blend: A Legacy of Excellence

July 2018

About two hours from Costa Rica’s capital city, San José, up and down verdant hills and valleys, lies a region called the Zona de los Santos. This “saintly zone” gets its name not...

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Introducing Mérito Primera Cosecha

Introducing Mérito Primera Cosecha

July 2018

When choosing the farm for our Mérito Primera Cosecha (First Harvest), Café Britt looked for a Read more

Koki Beach

KOKi Beach Coffee Shop

June 2018

The best part of a visit to the beach is not always the time you spend on the sand. That’s generally the case in Puerto Viejo, Read more

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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Sloth Update

Update on Sloth Conservation and Hábitat

May 2018

In late 2017, Café Britt launched our first Hábitat blend dedicated to protecting Costa Rican wildlife. The purchase of each coffee supports a native animal, and our first blend w...

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

March 2018

March 8 is International Women’s Day, so we’ve been thinking about the contributions of women in the coffee industry. Women have historically been and continue to be...

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Escape to Costa Rica, Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa

January 2018

One of the greatest things about living in Costa Rica is being able to hit the beach at times of the year when the weather is cold in other parts of the world. Holiday time is bea...

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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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Habitat Blend

Habitat Blend: Supporting sloth rescue and release

December 2017

Costa Rica is known worldwide for its incredible flora and fauna. In fact, it holds approximately 5% of the planet’s biodiversi...

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Update on Jaguar Project

Update on Jaguar Project

December 2017

A few months ago, we announced the launch of our Jaguar Blend in support of jaguar conservation efforts through research and education. We ar...

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Holiday Blend 2017

Holiday Blend 2017

November 2017

It’s almost our favorite time of the year. That’s right—coffee harvest time in Costa Rica! ...

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International Sloth Day

International Sloth Day

October 2017

Have you ever seen a sloth in person? If not, then maybe you should visit our home, Costa Rica! Two species of sloths are na...

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Brewing Series Chorreador

Chorreador: Cafe Britt's Brewing Series

October 2017

No visit to Costa Rica is complete without a café chorreado, or a pour-over coffee made with a traditional cotto...

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5 Treat Ideas for Halloween

5 Treat Ideas for Halloween

October 2017

It’s coming up on one of our favorite parts of the year: Halloween! We get the chance to have Britt chocolates all year round, but we love the excuse to share our favorite treats ...

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Escape to Costa Rica Ruinas de Ujarras

Ruinas de Ujarrás

October 2017

Costa Rica doesn’t have a great deal of its colonial architecture still standing, so the few opportunities that visitors have to see what life was like then are treasured. Las Rui...

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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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Coffee Corners The Bakery

The Bakery Coffee Shop

September 2017

Standing outside of The Bakery, in Santa Teresa on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, you could be looking at a quaint little café in Portland or Seattle. Surrounded by lush green plants...

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Escape to Costa Rica La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall

September 2017

La Fortuna means “fortune,” and you will definitely count yourself lucky when you arrive in this part of Costa Rica. Known for its many adventure and ecotourism activities, the La...

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Brewing Series Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee: Cafe Britt's Brewing Series

August 2017

In the last edition of Café Britt’s Brewing Series, our Master Brewer showed you how to use a V60. If you’...

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Coffee Corners Tabacon Grand Spa

Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort Coffee Shop

August 2017

One of Costa Rica’s most indulgent tourist attractions is its multitude of hot springs. There’s nothing like a luxurious, lazy day spent in and out of the warm water, pausing only...

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Heritage Blend 2017

Heritage Blend: “A Legacy of Excellence”

July 2017

When choosing the source of the beans for our annual Heritage Blend, Britt looks not only for exceptional quality, but also for a unique story that honors the long history of coff...

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Escape to Costa Rica Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

July 2017

For over forty years, the Arenal Volcano was the most active volcano in Costa Rica (until recent events where Turrialba and Poas volcano are fighting for the first place). Since 2...

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Brewing Series V60

V60: Cafe Britt's Brewing Series

June 2017

The V60 is the brewing method of choice for coffee lovers everywhere. If you’ve ever ordered a pour over at a coffee shop, it’s likely you’ve already tasted what the V60 can do. T...

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Merito Jaguar Blend

Mérito Jaguar Blend: Honoring the life of Jaguars in Costa Rica

April 2017

Mérito Jaguar Blend is Britt´s contribution to the Jaguar’s conservation in C...

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Escape to Costa Rica Catarata del Toro

Catarata Del Toro

April 2017

A place as beautiful as Costa Rica is bound to be filled with tourists and locals enjoying the country’s most beautiful spots. Want a break from the people? Check out Costa Rica’s...

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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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Coffee Corner Grano de Oro

Grano de Oro Coffee Shop

March 2017

Hotel Grano de Oro is one of the most famous hotels in Costa Rica. Started by Eldon and Lori Cooke, a Canadian couple who saw a need for personalized lodging space within the bust...

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Escape to Costa Rica Monteverde

Escape to Costa Rica: Monteverde

January 2017

Step into the clouds with a trip to Monteverde. Just a four-hour drive from the Central Val...

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5 Ways to Spice Up Hot Chocolate

5 Easy Ways to Spice up Your Hot Chocolate

January 2017