This is a great representation of what makes Costa Rican coffees so famous. It is well-balanced with a touch of acidity and a great everyday coffee.
Country: Costa Rica
Region: San Marcos de Tarazzu`
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,800 meters
Cupping notes: Well-balanced, creamy, silky, citrus fruit.
In 1960, 228 smallholder farmers in the Los Santos de Tarrazú region united to collaborate and overcome coffee production challenges and to access wider markets. More than 50 years later with over 4,000 members, CoopeTarrazú is now the largest cooperative in Tarrazú.
In 2006, the cooperative established the Coffee Culture Quality of Life Sustainability Plan. Through this plan, the cooperative aims to track their environmental impact, implement better practices and create a culture of environmental awareness. As part of their strategy to increase productivity, CoopeTarrazú offers various training programs for its members and engineering visits to farms.
Through the Quality of Life Sustainability Plan, CoopeTarrazú provides free soil analyses to members. These customized soil analyses show farmers the impact of the surrounding ecosystems on their soil. In turn, coffee growers learn to adjust their practices according to their specific soil needs.
CoopeTarrazú has also invested in organic fertilizer to supply to the cooperative’s producers. Erosion has greatly affected productivity and their organic fertilizer helps restore soil health. Additionally, CoopeTarrazú is collaborating with various partners to trial new varieties that can offer higher productivity, disease resistance, and in particular, quality cup scores.
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*Saccuzzo Coffee's beans are hand-selected, carefully blended, and delicately roasted in small batches at our facility in Connecticut for maximum freshness, flavor intensity, and consistency.