COSTA RICA TARRAZÚ La Pastora cooperative, environmentally and socially sustainable
Need it SHIPPED? Use these order buttons:
Want to PICK UP in Harrisonburg, VA? Use these buttons:
If paying with PayPal or credit card, use buttons above. If paying cash or check, place order using "Contact Us" form.
About the coffee:
Cupping notes: spicy aroma, notes of lemon, honey, and caramel, when roasted at medium
Cultivation: shade-grown in rich, volcanic soil on coastal mountains near the Pacific, in the Tarrazú region of Costa Rica
Altitude: 4,250-4,600 feet
Tree type: Caturra, Catuai
Preparation: hand-picked, fully washed, sun-dried
About the people who grow it: Tarrazú is a mountainous region located south of the Central Valley in Costa Rica. The majority of Costa Rican coffee comes from Tarrazú, which has a strong and well-developed coffee culture. The word Tarrazú derives from the ancient Huetar Indian tribe that once inhabited this region. A humid climate, high altitude and rich volcanic soil contribute to conditions which produce high quality coffee.
CoopeTarrazu was established in 1970 and since that time has become one of the major contributors to the economic devolopment in the Los Santos region of Tarrazu. Currently CoopeTarrazu has 2,600 members. The Coop assists in getting its members technical assistance, low cost loans and low prices for fertilizers. One of the most important aspect of the cooperative is the economic benefit for the region and the members. Annually, the coop employs approximatly 10,000 people; either directly in coffee production or in a supporting role. CoopeTarrazu is currently controlling the entire production process, from picking the cherries through the milling, drying and exporting procedures thereby assuring consistent quality each year.
Printable flyers: Roasting this coffee to give or sell to others? Click here to download and print color flyers to tell this story of the coffee's origin, and help them feel good about the great coffee they are drinking.