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BOCAMONTE COFFEE / COSTA RICA

In 1808, in a letter to the Port Commander of the coastal community of Matina, Governor Tomás de Acosta requested that the Commander “thank Mosco Captain Biningam for the coffee.” Acosta added that he’d received the Captain’s six shillings, as well as his broken dagger, which he would make sure was repaired. The broken dagger letter is one clue that helped historians establish the date of arrival of coffee in Costa Rica. It also hints at the cordial relationship between some Costa Ricans and the Miskito pirates that defied the strict market controls of the Spanish Crown.

The coffee is hand-picked, to ensure the collection of only mature cherries from the high, rich volcanic soils of Costa Rica. They dry the fruit under the sun, turning it, manually, every half an hour to guarantee even drying. Roasting is also painstakingly conducted by hand in small batches. They preserve their outstanding flavour with the industry’s most innovative - and highly recyclable - packaging: a striking cubic box with sixteen individual hermetically sealed tubes, each containing enough coffee to brew two perfect cups. In this way, only the necessary amount of Bocamonte is exposed to air and light each time, while the rest can preserve its quality and flavour for over a year.

Other credits// packaging concept / André Clark

 

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