Costa Rica Santa Maria Coopedota Natural

Costa Rica Santa Maria Coopedota Natural


Roast Level: Light (approx. 48 on Agtron scale)

Process: Natural Dried

Grower: Finca el Cedral, Santa Maria Coopedota (900+member co-op)

Region: San José Province

Altitude: 1900 meters

Harvest: Nov 2017 - March 2018

Tasting Notes: wild yet clean, juicy, bright, fruit-forward, berries (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry), chocolate and winy.

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CoopeDota is the world’s first certified carbon-neutral coffee exporter integrating social services and environmental protection practices while producing some of the highest quality coffee available in Costa Rica. Upon KS Coffee’s visit to the Santa Maria CoopeDota mill, it was evident along every step that care was taken to eliminate, recycle or upcycle waste,  to utilize solar energy and as little water as possible during processing. Coffee byproducts are used to fuel the mechanical dryers, water is reused multiple times for depulping and washing, and trash pickup Coopedota manages for the Santa Maria region is repurposed for energy production. CoopeDota provides its 900+ members with access to wet and dry milling services as well as technical assistance to learn how to thrive in the coffee industry and educational support for their families. While they produce a significant volume, they also are deeply invested in highlighting exceptional microlots.

This coffee is an experimental lot from finca El Cedral, the farm CoopeDota manages, and was processed at their milling facilities, providing the organization oversight of cultivation, processing, cup quality and supply chain transparency. This is a natural process coffee, meaning the fruit was kept totally in-tact prior to undergoing a 3 step drying process: sun-dried on patios,  high-airflow solar dryers and mechanical dryers. The resulting coffee has the sparkling acidity and clean cup typical of a Costa Rican coffee, with the intense fruit forward character associated with natural process coffees. Aroma and taste attributes include bright strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cane sugar, jam & milk chocolate.

Transparency Note: This coffee was obtained through La Minita Coffee Trading Company. While we hope to create direct relationships with the farmers we get coffee from, that is not always possible, and we are grateful for our U.S. coffee importers.