Costa Rica Santa Maria Coopedota El Cedral Natural Crown Jewel is sourced from El Cedral, a 24-acre model farm owned and operated by Cooperativa de Caficultores de Dota R.L (CoopeDota ) in the province of San Jose, Costa Rica. CoopeDota was founded in 1960 and has 850 members living throughout the canton of Dota. CoopeDota strives to maintain a diversified business model selling roasted coffee for national consumption, operating a coffee shop and hardware store, and providing guided tours of coffee farms. CoopeDota also operates its own carbon neutral mill specifically designed for sorting high quality micro-lots, which helps to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen producer livelihoods. El Cedral was originally purchased to be an annex for the wet-mill, but over the last decade the elevation (over 1900 masl) of the parcel became prime property for growing coffee. Since then El Cedral has served as a model farm for CoopeDota members looking for new strategies for cultivating coffee as the region's climate continues to change.