Coffee Extraction and Flavors

Making good coffee is an art. Baristas are the trained professionals of coffee making, but many coffee enthusiasts – besides enjoying great coffees from their favorite barista may be – also love to prepare their own coffee and like to play around a little with different techniques. As common untrained person, one »

The tree of life. Barú Volcano

Its been a year since my last trip to Panama. Our partners Mario and Payim, from Mil Cumbres Farm are waiting for me. They are the keepers of our coffee sanctuary, a magical place 1700 m above sea level by the volcano, the ideal altitude to grow the best coffee »

Flaws in green coffee that could make or break a good cup

There are many flaws roasters and producers find in green beans. There can be various reasons behind those flaws. Good thing is all defects are identifiable so the more educated the roaster easier it is to avoid those defects and beware about them. This article discusses green coffee bean flaws »

Washed or Natural Processed Coffee?

To enter the specialty segment, coffee must score 80 or above during what is called cupping session. Washed coffee or wet processed coffee is well known for bringing home consistent and good results. Un-washed or naturally processed coffee on the other hand somehow usually doesn’t make the cut. Why »

Honey Bees and their decline

Angiosperms or commonly referred to as flowering plants have long established a mutual relationship with insects of the world. Insects have helped flowering plants evolve over a course of millions of years through furnishing cross pollination. Insects in turn fed on plant pollens, fruits and nectar etc and evolved along »

Origin and Expansion of Coffee across the Globe

With the word coffee, images like an espresso shot, latte art or disposable cup of some popular global coffee chain may come to a person’s mind. But ever wondered why the best coffee beans are named “Arabica”? What today is considered the popular drink of the western world used »

Sneak Peak! Opening July 1st

Today we had one of the final walks thru before opening day. I had not visited the site for few weeks now and was very curious. I had gone over details, 3d renderings and floor plans plenty of times and I had a clear idea of what the space will »

Soil management using farm waste- an affordable solution.

Soil management is an integral part of farming. The soil properties continually need to be improved and factors upon which soil fertility depends need to be administered. Two types of components are used to adjust soil properties; fertilizers and soil conditioners. Fertilizers are organic materials having a carbon-nitrogen ratio below »

Nicaragua Coffee

One of the poorest members of Latin America, Nicaragua grows some amazing coffee. Located to the north of and just beside Costa Rica, its economy relies greatly on agriculture and 50% of Nicaragua’s exports come from agriculture sector. Nicaragua has plenty of lakes and volcanoes on its land. The »