Origin Information

Cooperativa de Caficultores de Dota R.L.
Red catuai
Dota, San José, Costa Rica
November- March
1900 meters
Volcanic loam
Full natural and dried in the sun and mechanical driers

Background Details

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.