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A Legacy of Coffee Farming

We sent our Follow the Farmer contest winner Clara Jessup to the beautiful town of Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica, where she met fourth-generation coffee farmer Miguel Badilla Urena and visited his farm.

Clara & Miguel Badilla

Follow The Farmer contest winner, Clara Jessup visiting Coopedota Coffee Cooperative in San Jose, Costa Rica

"Seeing his dedication was really incredible," Jessup said. "There's no break from farming – the coffee plants don't take a vacation."

There and at the local coffee cooperative, CoopeDota, Jessup saw firsthand the sustainable production methods that produce high quality beans, boost productivity and protect biodiversity.

Ramon nut, a sustainable superfood - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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