• Farms,  Production sites

    Malbec winetour Mendoza – Argentina

    Mendoza is right in the middle of the red wine region in Argentina. The region is famous for its Malbec. Malbec is a heavy red wine and combines well with the typical Argentine meat dishes. There were a couple of options for the wine tour: One winery in particular and spend your day there, learning and tasting. Bus tour and see multiple wineries, the tour operator decides on the time spent everywhere Bike tour and do everything on your own pace I decided to go on a bike tour because it’s cheaper, more fun and you can do it at your own pace. It might sound a bit dangerous, cycling…

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    Farms,  Production sites

    Halloumi – Anogyra Cyprus

    We (me and my friends, who I also went to the winery with) went to the Anoirkatiko Halloumi farm in Anogyra, Cyprus. Anogyra is a small town in Cyprus and there is so much to do. I will write about the carob factory and the olive oil museum later. Already walking around in the town and to the farm was beautiful. We saw a lot of fruit trees and cute houses. When we arrived at the farm it was already 11 in the morning. The owner saw us walking on his terrain and he was quite surprised about this visit. He told us that if we want to see the…

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    Farms,  Production sites

    Cocoa plantation – La Fortuna Costa Rica

    Costa Rica has a great cocoa and coffee production. So, of course, I had to visit both. I already wrote a piece about the coffee plantation I went to, you can read all about it here. The cocoa plantation I went to was a small scale and biological farm. I learned a lot about their methods and most importantly I tried a lot of cocoa and chocolate and everything in between. The plantation also has a website, check it out here. Biodiversity First, we got introduced to all the plants they have on the farm. The farm owners believe in the benefits of biodiversity in the farm. I could only identify…

  • Farms,  Production sites

    Starbucks coffee – Alajuela Costa Rica

    Starbucks has a coffee farm in Costa Rica open to the public, so I visited the farm. In all honesty, I did not know about this Starbucks coffee farm before coming to Costa Rica. As soon as I found out I was determined to go of course. Turned out this coffee farm is really the only coffee farm Starbucks actually owns, therefore Starbucks uses this farm as the example how it wants all the farms to work. It also uses its power (and money) to treat the berry pickers as good as it can. The farm is in a beautiful location, surrounded by other coffee plantations and nature. Starbucks of…