The Impact of Direct-Trade with Mario from Vara Blanca
Vara Blanca is located in the world famous Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. It is a micro mill run by one of our longstanding direct-trade parters Mario Marin. While we love our direct-trade producers, their quality and commitment to great coffee is why we stay connected with them in our business. This family project no longer producers commodity coffee and strives with grace to push the envelope of what Costa Rican specialty coffee CAN taste like. The family and team at Vara Blanca produce amazing coffee, and we’re really excited to continue our partnership for the foreseeable future.
A testamant to how committed Vara Blanca is to the Well and growing their farm’s reputation on the specialty coffee world stage is that Mario now speaks in english! We've had their coffee for a few years now, and it always makes the rounds as a cold brew and pour-over. This is another one of our direct-trade partners originally established in 2019 with our Costa Rica origin trip, and we’re really glad we were able to capture video of Mario on this origin trip in 2023.