Costa Rica La Palma SHB EP

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About this coffee

Grower

Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares, COOPEPALMARES, R. L.

Altitude

1000 - 1200 masl

Variety

Caturra and Catuai

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

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

Process

Eco-pulped and dried in the sun and mechanical driers

Harvest

November - February

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

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.