Once a very small coffee farm with only a few plants when it was first established in 1995, this organic coffee farm now roasts all of its own beans, provides tours, guided hikes, lodging, and meals for guests. This family-run business also has souvenirs and coffee products for sale. Tours last for about 2 hours.
En la comunidad de San Luis de Monteverde encontramos una formidable historia de emprendimiento. Hace 20 años un grupo religioso local recolectó, en coordinación con su sede de Estados Unidos, donaciones para adquirir una finca y convertir en propietarios de pleno derecho a un grupo de trabajadores agrícolas. Oldemar Salazar estuvo entre los beneficiados “mi papá…Details
“If you preserve it, they will come” seems to be the story of Monteverde. However, during a recent visit to this world-renowned conservation area, we discovered an intrinsic side to Monteverde that has remained concealed under the flashier facets of conservation, cloud forests, and an amazing variety of wildlife. This is not meant to diminish…Details
While at the Bella Tica Organic Coffee Farm, We had the experience to see how coffee beans are processed on another small-scale farm operation. Oldemar Salazar shared with us that he had spent his entire life in this area and his love for coffee season has only blossomed with the years. For the past 9…Details
What could coffee possibly have to do with climate change? Well, just about everything. For decades coffee was Costa Rica’s biggest source of income, driving the transformation of hundreds of thousands of hectares of tropical forest into endless rows of coffee that require carbon-based fertilizers and pesticides. Oldemar Salazar worked the conventional plantations for years,…Details
Café La Bella Tica es producido por Oldemar Salazar. Cada año, Oldemar da la bienvenida a estudiantes en su casa de Costa Rica y comparte con ellos su pasión de sembrar café. Sus granos son recolectados a mano y crecidos bajo sombra. Cada bolsa de café es hecha de papel reciclable y sus etiquetas son…Details
Heavy Chemicals – Coffee is the heaviest chemically treated food commodity in the world. The most common chemical used in coffee production is synthetic petroleum based fertilizers which slowly destroy the soil’s fertility and seep into local water supplies. Deforestation – Coffee trees do not naturally grow in direct sunlight, but under the shade of…Details