Share Your Views: Monteverde, Costa Rica


A reader captures coffee cherries in Costa Rica.

On a winter escape to the Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica, writer and photographer Stephanie Madeira made her way through luscious green mountains to Café Monteverde, a coffee collective run by 18 local families. Adjacent to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, the farm and roastery offers tours and runs a program for learning about sustainable coffee production, from harvesting to cleaning, roasting and packaging. “It was an afternoon well–spent learning about how these beloved beans become a morning cup,” says Madeira.

November 16, 2022