Hi there! My name is Rick. After living in Los Angeles and Chicago I am now happily living in the Caribbean country of Belize in the beautiful small fishing village of Placencia. I was an army medic. I am a retired landscape contractor. I am an avid football fan and an animal and nature lover but most of all I am a coffee connoisseur. I have always loved coffee! When I was a toddler my mom put some in my milk bottle “to add a little flavor.” Well, it grew to be a passion of mine. I thought that “Starbucks” was the best you can get until I tasted FRESH ROASTED COFFEE! Since moving to Belize I am unable to get green coffee beans from around the world, but thankfully I have acquired some wonderful local growers from the Toledo District in Southern Belize that are growing some fantastic coffee beans. I have also been making the best all natural exfoliating coffee soap and scrubs that are available locally here as well as my coffee liqueur. For my latest venture I am proud to be part of Taste Belize (<–click on Taste Belize). I will be conducting an in depth course on everything coffee from the humble beginnings in 800 AD to the current roasting techniques that create today’s amazing choices and flavors. Coffee is truly my love and passion!