Costa Rica’s long history of coffee production began in the early 1800s. Today, there are eight prominent coffee producing areas around the country, all carefully regulated by a national body known as the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE). ICAFE is essential to monitoring and protecting the minimum living standards and wages for coffee industry employees.
Today, the quality of Costa Rican coffee has increased with investments in micro-mills and close attention to detail from farm level to export. Roasters have created a diverse array of flavors through experimental processing methods. However, the quality of their naturals and honeys still reign supreme, featuring clarity, and complexity that few of the world’s producers can match.
In Costa Rica, we partner with impactful cooperatives that support thousands of farmers. Operations at these cooperatives are sophisticated and run 24 hours a day to give farmers the ability to drop their coffee off for processing at any time as well as to ensure farmers can get paid in a timely manner for their crops.