Welcome to Phil & Sebastian. It’s not so much a business as it is the single-minded pursuit of a better cup of coffee. For the past decade we’ve spent most of our waking hours dedicated to the notion that coffee can and should be better than it is. We’ve travelled the world, micro-financed projects in coffee growing countries, custom built our own roaster, co-authored graduate level studies on water, and performed countless other harebrained feats in the service of our obsession. All in the hopes that the cup of coffee we pour today, will be just the tiniest bit better than the one we served yesterday.
It’s a fortunate thing if you’re our customer, and mildly unfortunate if you’re related to us. So, with the utmost earnestness, we invite you to come by one our cafes, visit a cafe that serves our coffee, or order a bag, and let us know how we’re doing. And when we say let us know how we’re doing, we mean it. Feedback can only make us better, and that’s why we’re here in the first place.
Roger is a third generation coffee farmer intent on changing the status quo in Costa Rica. Although Roger has been a farmer for most of his life, he didn't start milling his own coffee until 2014, when he established his micro-mill which he named "Santa Teresa 2000". Roger is one of many quality-focused farmers from Tarraz̼ who took the plunge by investing in milling equipment and setup their own micro-mill. His growing conditions justify it; he has the wonderful growing properties of Tarrazu but is also blessed with some of the highest elevation farms in the country.