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COSTA RICA, Hermosa Coopedota

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Type: Green coffee

Tasting Notes: Candyfloss, orange and chocolate notes

Varietal:  Caturra, Catuai
Process: Honey, washed
Altitude: 1500 - 1800 masl

The area known as Tarrazu is divided into 3 parts Dota, Tarrazzu & Leon Cortes. It is also often known as Los Santos as the three main towns are San Pablo, San Marcos & Santa Maria de Dota. Prior to the arrival of Coopedota, coffee farming in the area was difficult.

The producers had little or no expertise in agronomy, the coffee was sold to middlemen who paid producers unfairly & there were no wet mills nearby,which meant a long trip to be able to process their coffee.

Mr Estanislao Ureña Mora was responsible for introducing
coffee to the area & gave seeds to his brother Jose Ureña Mora. Between the two,they sowed a plantation of two hectares and produced their coffee without the use of agrochemicals.

Then came Ramon Blanco who built a wet mill in San Pablo de Leon Cortes & producers began taking their coffee there. In 1929 a wet mill was built in Santa Maria, but as there was so much uncertainty in prices, producers turned to the Banco Nacional (National Bank), which had a department
where farmers were given recommendations on how to
process their own coffee.

Thus was born Coopedota R.L.