An invitation to Paradise from our CEO

As my business continues to evolve, I often get caught up in the moment — thinking about all the details, all the good and bad that come with our rapid growth and that keep me striving for more. But it is during my frequent travels, often looking out an airplane window, »

The art & science of roasting beans

As a roaster you may encounter coffee beans coming from different regions of the world and as similar as all the beans might appear at a glance (particularly to a layperson) a roaster knows how big of a difference it is. Around the globe several countries produce coffee. These are »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Coperaco Espresso Bar

Last night was really exciting for us behind the bar at Coperaco Espresso Bar in Harrison, NJ. As we would do any other day, we made sure everything was perfect and yet, we had to be extra careful accommodating for the event, for security reasons. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Factors to be considered by coffee farmers

Environmental factors leave a great impact on the flavor a coffee bean may express. The topography, altitude and soil composition all determine the flavor profile of coffee beans belonging to that region. Every coffee cultivar has its specific taste and aroma, but same cultivar if grown in different regions of »

A Thank you from our CEO as we turn 3!

Today we celebrate the three year anniversary of Coperaco. It has been the most intense three years of my life and I am ready for many, many more stories to share. First of all I want to thank you for being part of this beautiful journey. Without you - today »