September's Coffee is from Costa Rica!
Proudly presenting our featured certified organic coffee for September:
The Bedfellows Organic Costa Rica Amistad!
Coffee was first brought to Costa Rica in the late 1700’s. Today it’s a huge part of the economy of this tropical Central American paradise. Costa Rica coffee is held in high regard around the world for being a truly “clean” cup of coffee. In the coffee world, when we refer to a coffee as “clean,” we’re saying that it’s got that classic coffee taste. We’re saying it doesn’t taste like bananas or bergamot, we're sayin' there’s no chocolate-orange hints. A clean cup is coffee that tastes like coffee.
The Bedfellows Organic Costa Rica Amistad is a dark roasted coffee, so you’ll get those roasty tones, a lower acidity, and full-bodied cup. There’s plenty of sweetness as well. We cupped a lot of coffees to find Finca La Amistad.
Finca La Amistad (finca means “small farm” in Spanish) is located in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. This coffee is certified organic. At Finca La Amistad, only 300 hectares of land are utilized for coffee cultivation while the remainder of the 4,000 hectare estate is preserved forest teeming with wildlife.
The farmer’s commitment to organic farming pairs harmoniously with his commitment to his community. During the coffee harvest, La Amistad provides housing and free access to medical care for the seasonal pickers because most are indigenous people from Panama who come to La Amistad with their entire families.
Do these remarkable, humane practices improve the taste of the coffee? Well, no. But our goals at Bedfellows are bigger than just great coffee. Great coffee is just the beginning. We hope to inspire our customers to remain aware of their power as a purchaser of products in America. By buying from small farmers and tiny coffee roasters that we know who tell us where their product comes from and where our money is being spent, we’re able to make change in the world, one pound of coffee at a time. We can then apply this to every area of life, while drinking some seriously solid coffees while we do so.