Learn more about our Farm to Cup relationships in this edition of the Coffee Impact Report.
COFFEE IMPACT REPORT - MICEPA
by JESSICA SHERIDAN
PART 3: BEHIND THE SCENES AT MICEPA’S MILL IN LA PIEDRA DE RIVAS, CHIRRIPÓ, COSTA RICA
The first thing that you see when you approach MICEPA’s mill is the mosaic fermentation tanks below their logo that’s hand painted on repurposed sheet metal. From the roadside, this is the only sign of the mill. But if you travel beyond the fermentation tanks and sheet metal, a sprawling mill is hidden beyond. At MICEPA, they process the coffees using washed and white honey processes. Jose, who is pictured above holding the SCC coffee bag, is quiet, but observant, and keenly oversees the operations at the mill. Like each of the other farmers who are part of MICEPA, his business is a family operated one.
One of the awesome things about co-ops like MICEPA is that they allow small-holder farmers to mill their coffee at a centralized location where they share costs with the other members of the co-op. By milling their coffee together, they are able to reduce their overhead expenses and maximize their profits. In addition to being able to reduce their overhead by being part of the co-op, they are also able to increase their visibility and approachability by having larger lots, rather than selling their coffee separately as smaller ‘micro-lots.’
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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