A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its summary of some of the key steps of coffee production in Costa Rica, where “there is coffee absolutely everywhere.” Thanks to Audrey for submitting her personal account to us. We hope your investigative work was capped off with a cup of Tarrazu’s finest brew. Pura vida!
Featured Author: Audrey’s langscape’s Audrey (visit Audrey’s Langscape’s Blog)
1/ Wherever you go, it is gorgeous and there is coffee absolutely everywhere.
2/ Between December and March, early in the morning and late in the afternoon you’ll see pickup trucks driving people around with strange hats covering the neck and rubber boots, they are coffee pickers. For some reasons I didn’t dare taking pictures of them.
3/ Along the road, every kilometre or so, you will see (most of the time) little (often wooden) huts. In Spanish they are called “recibidor” and are used to gather the coffee picked in the area.
4/ By the end of the day, you won’t be slowed down by traffic jams but by trucks collecting the harvest of the day to bring the coffee cherries to the nearby mill where they will be processed.
5/ Check out the bus stops! In small villages where most of the income is made by coffee, cooperatives or mills tend to sponsor public services.
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Hello, and thank you for reading those words. My name is Audrey Vidoni, I am French but haven’t lived in France for a while. After years of academic studies and a bunch of diplomas in my pocket (in social anthropology and pedagogy), I decided to start working in a coffee shop in Oslo to learn Norwegian. I was lucky enough to get a job in one of Oslo’s best roastery and coffee shop and fell in love with this field of infinite knowledge I was discovering. I have been a barista ever since, then a barista trainer and more recently I started judging barista competition as a sensory judge in Norway and France.
I also lived in the north of Norway which fulfilled my love for outdoor activities. In September 2012, I left the country to go travelling and I am right now based in Costa Rica where I decided to spend some time to learn more from and about the people working with coffee there. And that is a lot of fun!
Feel free to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org
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