The Starbucks Origin Experience takes partners (employees) from behind the counters of stores, corporate offices and roasting plants and brings them to work alongside farmers in coffee growing regions. The program offers a valuable perspective for people who have a passion for coffee, but may not have a connection to the distant places where coffee is grown.
Starbucks photographer Joshua Trujillo traveled with the contingent of Starbucks partners to Costa Rica this week. The photos above showcase some of what Starbucks partners witnessed on their journey. They planted young coffee seedlings, toured a mill, and walked among rows of coffee trees ready for harvest. The dark green leaves of the coffee trees were a stark contrast against the rich red of the ripened coffee cherries in the warm Costa Rica sun.