Phoenix Barista Perry Czopp Went to Costa Rica to Harvest Coffee and All We Got Were These Gorgeous Photos

Perry Czopp is something of a coffee wunderkind. At just 25 years old, Perry will compete in this year's United States Barista Championship and has ownership stakes in two separate local companies (The Coffee Chop and Silent Flight Coffee). He recently went to visit the Costa Rican farmers who produced his championship coffee. We checked in with Perry to learn more about the journey coffee takes from tree to cup.

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