Costa Rica West Valley Monte Crisol SHB EP – 28865 – SPOT RCWHSE

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Flavor Profile Apple cider, plum, caramel, chocolate

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About this coffee


Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) | 1400 members


1300 masl


Caturra, Catuai


Volcanic loam


Palmares a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.


Eco-pulped and dried in the sun on patios


November - February



Coffee Background

Sometimes a relationship is so special that a coffee is named in your honor. That’s how Royal feels about our decades long relationship with Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) and the name Monte Crisol, which is a community blend exclusively exported to Royal. But there is more to this perennial relationship than just naming rights. With more than 1,400 producer-members from Palmares, a canton in the province of Alajuela, this cooperative is designed to receive cherries from many small farms and consistently process their coffee into a well-balanced regional blend. The state-of-the-art processing facility with certifications in quality and environmental management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 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. In addition to exporting coffee, Coopepalmares operates two supermarkets and a hardware store in Palmares, and sells roasted coffee for national consumption. Cooperative members have access to low interest loans and healthcare for their families at the cooperative run health center and mobile clinic.