Central American coffees have been shipping for months, and while it’s easy to be overwhelmed by a plethora of options, it’s equally rewarding to find that spectacular late-season arrival. Tarrazu is having a great year; volume is up and quality is high. This coffee comes to us from longtime partners CoopeDota, the world’s first certified carbon-neutral coffee exporter. But Cooperativa de Caficultores de Dota is much more than just an exporter with a great certification. Roberto Mata has built up an amazing industry integrating social services and environmental protections while producing some of the highest quality coffee available in Costa Rica.
CoopeDota provides members with access to wet and dry milling services, but the outreach extends far beyond simply processing and exporting coffee. Coffee by-products are used to fuel the mechanical drying guardiolas and water use during processing is reduced by using eco-pulpers. The cooperative manages trash pickup in the city of Santa Maria de Dota, and has been able to repurpose waste into renewable forms of energy.
CoopeDota’s farms stretch deep into the Tarrazu region and while they produce a significant volume, they also are deeply invested in highlighting exceptional microlots. This offering is a spectacular example of their finest work.