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Source with us 2020 - Trip: Feb

We will be inviting our roasting and buying partners to join us in pursuing the most unique coffees Costa Rica has to offer this year. Late February is the perfect time to dive in as many offer samples are ready to cup and there is still going to be the last bit of harvest action to witness.

Expect to visit a handful of special farms in the two most prestigious growing regions, West Valley and Tarrazu. There will be plenty of cupping of this year’s fresh harvest in order to make wise decisions when deciding to purchase a coffee. We want to focus on creating/building rapport between roasters and producers. We believe we can achieve this by sharing each of our knowledge and trying to educate everyone involved in our process specifically those participating in this experience.

Take part in the micro-mill revolution and get in touch for details right now!

perry@selvacoffee.com | marianela@selvacoffee.com

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Itinerary

Day 1 |

8:00am meet up in San Jose

Two farm/wet mill visits in West Valley

Travel to Tarrazu and spend the night

Day 2 |

Cupping(s)

Two farm/wet mill visits in Tarrazu

Day 3 |

Cupping(s)

Travel back towards Cartago

Farm/wet mill visit

Dry mill visit

Return to San Jose by 6pm

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Current News - Sept 2, 2019

It has been raining sporadically this year and the most water is being expected yet to come over the next few months. As we are currently scouting many farms; there are tons of green buds maturing to become delicious cherries! Most of the farmers we work with can see from the amount of unripe fruit on the trees that this year’s crop will have a higher yield than last year.

Since harvest, farmers have been caring for their plantations right along with the rainy season. A majority of producers have done soil and foliage analysis on their fields and fertilize the ground accordingly. The rains help dissolve the fertilizers into the ground and also assist farmers in planting new trees. While July was an extraordinarily dry month; everything is on track to be a great season ahead!

Our main priority in trading is to continue organic relationships. How do we insure sustainability? Selva is on the front lines and guiding farmers how to navigate the specialty coffee consuming market. We stay calibrated with our roasting partners and have their best interests when it comes to quality control at origin.

We continue to encounter new micro mills who are motivated to move into specialty coffee. Selva works tirelessly searching for roasters sharing the spirit of growing with a determined coffee farmer in Costa Rica.

About Us

Green coffee trading is a jungle and we are here to guide you through it. Our mission is to enrich the sale and purchase of coffee for roasters, producers, and importers. We lead both buyers and farmers through the process of trading; which can often feel like a thick forest to get through.

We operate on FOB terms as well as offering “back-to-back” services through our importer/broker partners around the globe. We focus on sourcing the coffees our clients are after and delivering the highest standard of service. We ensure quality control via our on-site cupping lab in Costa Rica.


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Our Office

El Llano de La Piedra
San Marcos de Tarrazu, San Jose

Costa Rica

+506-8407-9994 — Perry

+506-8356-8094 — Marianela

 
 

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Team

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Marianela Montero

Assists coffee farmers in Costa Rica find the perfect buyer. Marianela works closely with producers to make sure that her purchasing clients are happy year in and year out. She communicates seamlessly to her exporting, importing, producing, and purchasing partners.

Marianela comes from a producing family in the region of Tarrazu. Growing up around coffee production, she always had the initiative to help those around her thrive at what they are passionate about. Sharing her years of trading experience, she is able to feel fulfilled when being able to fetch the reward that a farmer has earned.

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Perry Czopp

Helps coffee buyers find the perfect Costa Rica product. Perry works directly with farmers and aids in their quality control throughout the year, He also coordinates logistics to ensure coffee gets sent and received wthout a hitch.

Perry had been a barista and roaster in Phoenix, AZ for many years before competing with a Costa Rican Coffee. After first visiting and later living in Costa Rica; he decided to meld his new surroundings with his old background and create a coffee trading company to bridge the two. Together with his partner, Marianela, he takes pride in playing a valuable role in the coffee supply chain.

Kevin Joanisse

It’s going to be Kevin’s second year with us and we can’t wait; because not only does he bring a ton to the table but we have also become very close friends in the process. He speaks next level Spanish and he loves people and coffee and has gotten to know our producing partners profoundly. This year we are proud to be promoting him to Lab Manager after the excellent performance he displayed last harvest.

Kevin is extremely likable and his background is in the hospitality industry. He is wild about crafting beverages and we need more of that around the cupping lab! He is a seasonal and nomadic personality and has traveled to countless coffee producing countries. By spending lots of time in Latin America he found a passion for coffee after having visited multiple coffee farms. If ever lost during a farm visit; look towards the nearest waterfall or river. He’s probably in it.