Join us in Costa Rica…

We have partnered with The Coffee Source,, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Costa Rica to offer an intensive one-week trip to origin.  The week will include:

  • An in-depth overview of Costa Rica and it’s rich coffee history.  We will focus on major growing regions, varietals and cultivars, processing methods and a review of the major exporters.
  • In-depth cupping of all regions, varieties and processing methods.
  • The full Coffee Skills Program Green Coffee Intermediate curriculum, with practical and written tests.
  • Multiple visits to Farms, Wet Mills, Dry Mills, and Nurseries.  All with hands-on activities.

Firedancer Origin Trip Program Details

Questions on the daily itinerary?  Please contact us at

The Center for All Things Coffee

Pricing and Registration:

  • Before November 1, 2018 - $1,995
  • After November 2, 2018 - $2,395

Price Includes:

  • Lodging and all transportation within the country.​
  • Meals:  Breakfast and lunch each day, two dinners. ​
  • Coffee Skills Program Green Coffee Intermediate instruction; all supplies, handbook and certification fees.

Not Included:
Airfare to and from San Jose Costa Rica; Passport fees, meals on Sunday and Saturday travel days and three dinners during the week.  No Visa required.

Travel and Program Dates:

  • Arrive:  Be in San Jose Costa Rica on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Program Dates: 

  • Begins Monday, January 21, 2019, and runs through Friday, January 25th. 
  • Departure:  Anytime beginning Saturday, January 26, 2019

Coffee Skills Program Green Coffee Intermediate Overview

  • Botany and agronomy
  • Coffee processing
  • Green Coffee Defects and other variables
  • Seasonality and quality storage
  • Market terminology
  • DecaffeinationGreen Coffee Certification