Offerings from Costa Rica
A selection of our green coffee beans are imported from a family owned farm on the Poás Volcano. This family has a rich history (5 generations of coffee farmers) of growing some of the finest beans the world has to offer, and it is our privilege to be able to roast such fine beans in each one of our Costa Rican offerings.
It all begins with the selection of coffee varieties that can yield the quality this farm seeks, followed by the utmost careful monitoring of their crops. Then, during the coffee harvest, they only select the coffee grains with the right level of ripeness to deliver the desired quality level to pass onto the micro-coffee mill where they carefully control every detail of the process. By handling small batches that come exclusively from their plantations they are able to achieve a high degree of traceability for each one of the micro-lots they process. There are particular micro-climates where their plantations are located, partly due to the large extensions of rain forest they preserve, which contribute to making their coffees so unique.
At the end of the 19th century, when coffee production was in its early beginnings in America, without knowing it, two pioneers and entrepreneurs, one in Costa Rica and one in the south of Mexico, shared the same dream: “To produce the best coffee in the world” to satisfy the new demanding European gourmet market.
More than a century has passed and today the fourth and fifth generations of descendants of these visionary farmers still produce coffee within the same ideals of excellency and top quality that inspired their ancestors. They produce one of the best pure coffees of the world on the slopes of the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica.
Today, the production process starts with the planting of the coffee trees on highly fertile volcanic soil above 1200 meters above sea level (SHB). It continues with a meticulous process at the coffee mill and finally ends with a strict preparation of the export qualities, which are roasted to reach the final consumer.
Now, the descendants of those two pioneers want to enhance further the principles of quality inherited by their founders by adding the value of conservancy of natural resources, through the acquisition of extensions of natural rain forest for its protection and conservation. These facts, not just words, are small actions taken by one family to reduce air contamination and global warming. This is the contribution we want to make to mankind, this is the new awareness we want to our future generations to inherit.
They have come to acquire over 1,500 acres of rainforest for ecological preservation in areas where they grow their coffee as well as in the Osa Peninsula, a region in the South of Costa Rica known for holding 2.5% of the Earth’s Biodiversity. They are a family who is proud to be contributing to reducing the effects of global warming.