We’ve been back from Costa Rica for two weeks now, and with some time to reflect, we’d love to share some of our experiences. Let’s start from the beginning, Phil and I went to Costa Rica with the intent of furthering our knowledge of Costa Rican coffees, meeting exporters and most importantly, meeting the producers and tasting their coffees.
Although Phil and I had previously visited coffee farms, we had never taken a trip with the intent of purchasing coffee at the country of origin. So this was an exciting first for us! We arrived late on Sunday night and we were picked up at the airport by the ever-animated, always on-the-run, Francisco Mena of Exclusive Coffees. Exclusive is a Costa Rican coffee exporter that works “exclusively” with small producers – more to come on Exclusive Coffees and Francisco. We had had a long trip so he took us to buy some tropical fruit and then straight to the hotel and to bed.
We’ve been busy, busy, busy ever since we opened our second location in the heart of Marda Loop. We couldn’t have been happier with the response and welcome that we’ve received from the community! Every day keeps getting better and better, and busier and busier.
Yesterday at 6:17pm, Sebastian and his wife Emily received their second child into their lives, Leo Joseph weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. We are so excited to celebrate with the Sztabzybs on this joyous occasion! -Elyse
It’s been a week full of emotion, exhilaration, joy, lack of sleep and some back pain.
I’m going to let the photo speak for this one. But to truly appreciate the new space — and taste some delicious coffee — you’ll have to just come by! See you there soon!
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters Presents: the roasterie from Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters on Vimeo.
Just another quick update for you on the Marda Loop location! The last few weeks there’s been a lot of activity around here.