Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares, COOPEPALMARES, R. L.
Variety
Caturra, Catuai, Obata, and Sarchimor.
Region
Palmares, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Harvest
October- February
Altitude
1,300 – 1,500 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Full natural and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares, COOPEPALMARES, R. L.  COOPEPALMARES was founded in 1962 with over 1,450 members from Palmares, a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.  COOPEPALMARES has a state of the art processing facility with certifications in quality and environmental management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  The wet mill utilizes recycled water and the mechanical dryers (guardiolas) recirculate airflow to maximize furnace efficiency.  The facility also has an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant. COOPEPALMARES operates two supermarkets in Palmares and sells roasted coffee for national consumption. Coop members have access to low interest loans and access to healthcare for their families at the coop run health center and mobile clinic.