Our specialty grade coffee is the highest quality available, utilizing sustainable production and ethical labor practices. We are part of a cooperative that is the largest coffee growers and buyers in Costa Rica. Our flagship farm, Hacienda La Minita, is located in the picturesque Tarrazu region, and is renowned as one of the premier coffee estates in the world. We over-see the supply chain, from the farms, through the mills, to our roasting facilities, and to our partners-- directly from seed to cup.
Country of Origin
In Central America, you'll find varying acidity, but usually beans from this region are known for their balance, which makes them good for people just getting started on their relationship with coffee; not too bitter, not too acidic, smooth flavor, with hints of chocolate. Costa Rica is known for heavier-bodied coffee, while if you go west to Mexico, you'll find something a little lighter.
South American beans have a wider flavor profile, but coffee drinkers are probably most well versed on the beans of Colombia, which is one of the top coffee producing countries in the world. From here, you can expect an even, well-rounded taste; moderate acidity and sweetness, and a medium to full body, probably the kind of coffee you are already most used to drinking.
Coffees from Indonesia are known for smooth, sweet body that is balanced and intense. Depending on the region, or blend of regions, the flavors can be very pronounced. Notes of cocoa, tobacco, smoke, earth and cedar wood can show well in the cup. Occasionally, Indonesia coffees can show greater acidity, which balances the body. This acidity takes on tropical fruit notes and sometimes an impression of grapefruit or lime.
The African bean's flavor traits, depending on country, present such flavors as blueberries, melon, spice, and tomatoes. Some Ethiopian beans may even smell and taste like a fresh blueberry pie, while other regions beans can taste so juicy they make you feel like you are drinking a fresh fruit drink. These coffees are a great way to expand a coffee drinker's palate and wow their senses.
The most famous of Hawaiian coffees are from the Kona growing area of the Big Island. However, coffee is grown on other parts of the Big Island including Ka’u, Puna, and others as well as all of the other major islands of Hawaii, including Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and Molokai. Each of the coffees have their own distinctive qualities, driven by significantly different growing conditions.