Costa Rican Tarrazu
Our Costa Rican coffee is grown in the mid-Western San Jose region on the Pacific Coast. The high elevation of 1300 to 1700 meters provides a slow growth, resulting in a denser and more flavorful bean. The coffee is full bodied with nice acidity. The taste is reminiscent of crisp pear and apple with a sweet finish. A light roast brings out these subtleties.
Cost Rica means a rich coast and is a republic in Central America. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea with 14 known volcanoes. The rich volcanic soil is known for growing great coffee. Several islands also make up this country, rich in culture and wildlife. From big cats to tiny Red-eyed tree frogs, Costa Rica boasts a biodiversity unrivaled in other countries. Spider monkeys and a wide variety of tropical birds live there. Numerous plants, including many orchids contribute to the diversity. This diverse country values education and its citizens are well educated. Most speak English, though the official language is Spanish. The population has benefited from little unrest and a stable economy. In the early 1800s the government of Costa Rican strongly encouraged coffee production. It gained a foothold after the government offered plots of land to anyone who wanted to grow the crop. Coffee is picked by hand, resulting in a superior product. Processing facilities remove the pulp and then dry the coffee in the sun, turning it frequently.