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Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares, COOPEPALMARES, R. L.
Variety
Caturra and Catuai
Region
Palmares, a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Harvest
November - February
Altitude
1000 - 1200 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Eco-pulped and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
Certifications

Background Details

Costa Rica La Palma SHB EP is sourced from 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.