Learn the language of coffee flavors in an opportunity of a lifetime! The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) invites you to spend an exotic five days in Costa Rica on its first County of Origin Coffee Tour, NAMA Director, Coffee and Water Service, Roger Stewart NCE5, CCS, announced today.
“CoffeeTalk is proud to be working with NAMA on their first ever Coffee Origin Trip in 2013,” said Kerri Goodman-Small, Owner and Publisher of the magazine and an organizer of this fabulous journey.
“Having attended the NAMA Coffee, Tea & Water Show and seen how keen the interest is from the OCS and Vending industries on coffee quality, this trip offers the perfect opportunity to gain an appreciation of the complexity of specialty coffee. This amazing five days in Costa Rica will change forever participants’ view of coffee and increase their ability to market their product in a way never before possible to them,” she added.
The trip will begin with a welcome reception on arrival Feb. 6, and departure scheduled for Feb. 10. During the five days participants will tour a beautiful coffee plantation, visit a leading scientific coffee farm, get hands-on experience on the growing and harvesting of specialty coffee, and attend a group dinner with the coffee growers. There is ample time scheduled to soak up the local culture and enjoy a beautiful beach-side resort. Adventures including golf, deep sea fishing, and zip line, nature, rafting, and snorkeling are scheduled.
“This adventure is guaranteed to be a life-changing event that you will never forget. In addition to understanding and communicating the value of specialty coffee to your buyers, you will come back energized and your passion for the coffee industry will be rekindled,” included Stewart.
Tour cost includes all lodging, airport transfers, transportation, at least two meals a day, farm tours and cocktail receptions. For more information and to book your reservation, visit www.namacoffeeservice.org.
NAMA, founded in 1936, is the National Automatic Merchandising Association representing the $42 billion vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries. With more than 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership.