Origin Information

Oldemar Arrieta Lobo | Beneficio Vista al Valle
Villa Sarchi
Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
December - March
1500 masl
Volcanic loam
Pulped natural (black honey) and dried in the sun on elevated tables

Background Details

There is nowhere like Costa Rica when it comes to coffee processing and micro-mill innovations. Just ask Oldemar Arrieta Lobo who has dedicated the better half of the last 7 years perfecting various processing techniques at his 50-acre farm in the West Valley region of Naranjo within the province of Alajuela. Much of the recent innovation in processing has been the culmination of learning while working at other mills before starting his own wet-mill called Vista al Valle, where cherry selection and drying are meticulously executed. This honey processed coffee is an example of precisely executed methods of drying coffee while the mucilage remains attached to the seed, which eliminates the need to wash the coffee and greatly reduces the environmental impact, while at the same time, producing an expressive cup profile. Oldemar’s success has been recognized repeatedly with top finishes in the Costa Rica Cup of Excellence, including a first place finish in 2013.