Origin Information

Grower
CoopePalmares, R.L.
Variety
Caturra & Catuai
Region
Palmares a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Harvest
November - February
Altitude
1,000 – 1,200 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Eco-Pulped
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is produced exclusively for Royal Coffee by Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (COOPEPALMARES, R. L.), a cooperative 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 healthcare for their families at the coop-run health center and mobile clinic.