This exceptional micro lot hails from Tarrazu, one of the most respected among the traditional Costa Rica growing regions. Produced by 900 farmers organized around the CoopeDota cooperative, the coffee's flavor profile is sweet and clean with notes of stone fruit and caramelized sugars. Its balanced structure and complex aromatics are heightened by a full, rich mouthfeel.
There is nowhere quite like Costa Rica when it comes to coffee cooperatives and CoopeDota (Cooperativa de Caficultores de Dota), established in 1960, is one of the finest. It begins with an unmatched commitment to the environment. CoopeDota operates a first of its kind certified carbon-neutral mill which features hydro-powered energy consumption, water efficient eco-pulpers (also known as demucilagers), and mechanical coffee dryers fueled by coffee parchment. Our Tarrazu is a traditional ecopulped coffee from the CoopDota cooperative.
The nearly 900 producer-members living throughout the canton of Dota within the province of San Jose, Costa Rica, focus their attention on farm management throughout the year and then deliver their cherry to the CoopeDota mill where traceability and quality control are second to none.
CoopeDota offers an equally intricate model of income diversification with a profitable agriculture supply store and tourism department dedicated to showcasing the area's coffee farms to visitors. Additionally, they roast their own coffee and operate three cafes and a cupper/barista training center. Their commitment to the environment also extends to the community of Santa Maria de Dota where residents receive free services designed to ensure a clean and appealing city.
Grower: CoopeDota/900 members
Variety: Catuai, Caturra
Region: Dota, San Jose, Costa Rica
Altitude: 1550-1950 masl
Soil: Volcanic loam
Process: Eco-pulped and dried in the sun and mechanical driers