Catch a glimpse of the global coffee market conditions before the internet age and the coffee shops boom - circa 1992
Coffee Farmers, during and after harvest season ( Dec through March ) frequent the white sand beaches located just an hour away down the mountains near the city of Quepos, Pacific ocean, Costa rica
OK, this is not an ad for Coca Cola, but if you like white sand beaches and ocean breeze, Quepos Costa Rica is just an hour away from the coffee farms in the Highlands of Tarrazu. Usually, farmers take day trips to the pacific ocean to relax of the busy coffee harvesting season.
A local farmer walks by the rocky bed of the small creek called Quebrada Blanca, not far from the Town of Concepcion, Costa Rica. Rock formation of these type are abundant in this tropical paradise.
Local farmers plant and harvest their year supply of beans in their land. Here you can see organically produced beans after being milled. Farmers put the beans in drying decks and then bag them in big containers for yearly consumption.
Beans, either red or black, are an important staple in the Costa Rican diet. Not surprisingly, coffee farmers plant beans in their land by early October and by the end of January, the beans are ready for harvest and milling
The most visible part of the rain forest is the exotic plants that are plenty in the highlands of Tarrazu Costa Rica. Plenty of sunshine and rain ensures exotic plants what they need to thrive.