If you've ever visited Costa Rica, you probably know about Café Britt, the high-end coffee. What you may not know is that the company has established operations in 10 countries with plans to expand to others. It is truly amazing what Café Britt, a pioneer in roasting coffee at origin, has accomplished since founder Steve Aronson began roasting small batches in a rented garage in 1985. A Bronx native who moved to Costa Rica in 1976, Aronson ran a green coffee bean export business. It struck him as crazy that it was impossible to drink decent coffee in Costa Rica itself. Wine Spectator's Mark Pendergrast explains.
From the Dec 15, 2014, issue