Origin Information

Grower
CoopeTarrazú R.L.
Variety
Caturra, Catuai
Region
San Marcos de Tarrazú, San José, Costa Rica
Harvest
October – February
Altitude
1,300 – 1,600 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical dryers
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

COSTA RICA FTO LA ALIANZA coffee is sourced from members of CoopeTarrazú R.L.  CoopeTarrazú is a cooperative that was founded in 1960, and now has over 3,200 members from San Marcos de Tarrazú, a canton in the province of San Jose, Costa Rica. In 2004, CoopeTarrazú went through an organizational transformation bringing about five guiding principles for the cooperative: solidarity, transparency, sustainability, quality, and service. As part of their sustainable business model, CoopeTarrazú operates a profitable agriculture store and grocery store. Cooperative members also have access to low interest loans and healthcare. CoopeTarrazú also strives to serve the community through environmental protection initiatives and migrant worker support programs.