Learn more about our Farm to Cup relationships in this edition of the Coffee Impact Report.
COFFEE IMPACT REPORT - MICEPA
by JESSICA SHERIDAN
PART 2: OUTSIDE OF MICEPA’S MILL IN LA PIEDRA DE RIVAS, CHIRRIPÓ, COSTA RICA
If you’re a Midwesterner like me, by the time you pull up to MICEPA’s mill, you’re queasy with altitude sickness. The three hour drive up the winding mountainside to get there was to blame. But when you step outside of the truck and take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, you instantly begin to feel better. There’s an inexplicable feeling you get when you’re in elevated places, just as there’s an inexplicable feeling when you meet someone who makes something that you love — whether it’s coffee, a musical artist, or otherwise.
When you look up and down the street, you see yards lined with beautiful flowers and adorned with ceramic crosses, draped with purple vestments for Lent. At the same time, you’re standing outside of a mill that processes coffees from 8 families. You’re both in a neighborhood and standing in front of the mill. In this way, the sense of community at both the mill (which is a co-op) and the neighborhood is striking. Just as coffee brings these neighbors together to mill their crop, it also brings together people countries away from them.
Continue to stay tuned for more about MICEPA, a Farm to Cup relationship that we’ve been invested in since 2014. And to honor and celebrate the coffee that we use from MICEPA, we’ll be having $2.00 off all bags of Green Dragon Costa Rica until August 23rd, 2020. Grab this deal both online and in our cafes and celebrate “Farm to Cup.”
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