Celebrating 24 years of Roasting Central America's Finest Coffees
We are Costa Rica's Premiere Gourmet Coffee Company located in the northern province of Guanacaste.
The owner is Michael Pierpont moved from Santa Barbara California to Costa Rica in 1990. Michael entered the coffee business because he was not satisfied with the other local coffees he was selling in his first gift store. "I knew there was better coffee available. I discovered 25 years ago the wonderful taste of the coffees from the Tarrazu region. I was so impressed with these coffees I sold my Range Rover to buy our first hand made small batch roaster".
"Great coffee is my passion and I live to build this business through producing exceptional coffee products with personalized service that the big companies can't provide”.
In 2010 Sun Burst moved to a beautiful new facility close to the International Airport at Liberia where our guest can buy fresh form the roaster Costa Rica's finest coffees at our factory prices. We also offer a nice selection of beautiful handcrafted 100% Costa Rican products including exotic woods, ceramics, tee shirts, salsas and much more.
In August 2006 we expanded our operations into the United States by opening our new roasting facility Austin Texas. Michael is importing the very best green coffees from Central America to roast and ship from Austin. “Now our U.S. customers can enjoy their Sun Burst Coffees that are roasted to order delivered fresh within a few days” which has been one of my most important goals.
In 2013 Michael married his Coffee Supplier securing our supply of the best Costa Rican coffee. Kenly was the manager of the largest export coffee mill for almost 15 years and now she has her own green Coffee export company. The Pierpont Group now almost complete with an export company, two roasting operations and a retail outlet. We have plans to open a new roasting facility in the Central Valley near the Capital San Jose.
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