Several years ago I had the pleasure, along with my wife, of traveling to Costa Rica for a vacation. Costa Rica is a beautiful country. There are seaside villages and mountainous villages. There is an active volcano which provides very hot running water to provide fun for guests of resorts in the area.
There are elevated tram rides through the forests where many species of wild animals can be observed. The first Zip Line that I had ever seen was at the end of a horse ride up into the hills. Lots of ways to have fun.
Tourism is a major industry in Costa Rica. Perhaps less well known is the quantity and quality of coffee grown in Costa Rica.
One of the tourist attractions of Costa Rica is the Cafe Britt Plantation tourist center. They provide a very entertaining and informative program explaining how the coffee beans are grown, harvested, roasted and distributed. One of the facts I found very interesting was their explanation of how instant coffee is made.
There was a time when Americans bought ground coffee prepared by two or three major distributors. Now, there are probably hundreds of varieties of coffee, either beans or ground, available in stores or online. Cafe Britt is one of these.
Coffee, like wine and many other food or beverage products, is a matter of personal preference. Some like it mild-others like it strong. Some like it hot-others like it cold, etc., etc.
The flavor of coffee will vary according to the climate, soil, ground elevation, water, fertilization, etc. of the many regions that produce coffee beans.
Like California wines, which vary in flavor from one region or county in California to another, even though made from the same variety of grape, the flavor of coffee can vary widely within one country.
Cafe Britt takes advantage of these differences in geography within their country to produce a variety of flavors of coffee. From personal experience, I can say that I prefer some varieties over others. After trying all varieties offered by Cafe Britt, I generally order my supply from two or sometimes three of their offerings. If you try their coffees you will easily be able to differentiate between the flavors after trying several.
If you do not like the first variety or two that you try, then try others as with the variety they have you are almost sure to find one or more that you really enjoy.
I personally prefer their Costa Rica grown coffees, but they also offer varieties from Peru and Mexico.
For environmentally sensitive persons, you will be glad to know Cafe Britt offers organic coffee and they are an environmentally committed coffee grower.
Cafe Britt also offers gourmet chocolates, nuts and other sweets on their web site.
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