For the founders of Volcanica Coffee, it all started with frequent trips back to their homeland in Costa Rica. For some reason, coffee in Costa Rica had tremendous flavor and aroma. When we returned back to the United States, we faced the usual tasteless and bitter cups of coffee. For some reason, the coffee in Costa Rica tasted so much better with an incredible flavor and aroma. Here was a developing country with the best coffee in the world yet the U. S., with its wealth, seemed satisfied with bland and lifeless coffee.
During a trip to Hawaii they were impressed with Kona Coffee then experienced the same with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. These coffees along with coffee from Costa Rica all had a similar and outstanding robust flavor. They then realized the common thread between these great coffees; they were all grown in rich volcanic mountain regions.
It's no coincidence that the volcanic regions are also home to some of the greatest tropical rain forests of the world. Periodic volcanic eruptions bring lava and ash up from the earth's center. This lava and ash eventually becomes some of the world's most highly fertile and rich soil and produces the best coffee in the world.