Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa de Caficultores y Servicios Múltiples de Tarrazú (COOPETARRAZU)
Variety
Caturra, Catuai
Region
San Marcos de Tarrazú, San José, Costa Rica
Harvest
November - January
Altitude
1300 – 1600 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Rainforest

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from Cooperativa de Caficultores y Servicios Múltiples de Tarrazú (COOPETARRAZU). COOPETARRAZU is a cooperative that was founded in 1960 and now has over 3,200 members from Tarrazu, a canton in the province of San Jose, Costa Rica. COOPETARRAZU is Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified. In 2004, COOPETARRAZU went through an organizational transformation bringing about five guiding principles for the cooperative: solidarity, transparency, sustainability, quality, and service. As part of their sustainable business model, COOPETARRAZU operates a profitable agriculture store and grocery store.  Cooperative members also have access to low interest loans and healthcare. COOPETARRAZU also strives to serve the community through environmental protection initiatives and migrant worker support programs.