In 2008, a huge earthquake hit Costa Rica leaving everyone without water or electricity in the middle of harvest season. Francisca and Oscar knew that in Africa and Brazil, they process coffee without water frequently, and decided to give it a shot. From this experiment came Costa Rica's first naturally processed coffee. While locals were hesitant to embrace it, the specialty coffee industry loved it! We love visiting these folks year after year and seeing what they have up their sleeves. They have become pioneers in the coffee industry and have truly established a wonderful legacy to pass on.