Behind the Cup
Tarrazu is the name of the 5th district of the province of San José in Costa Rica. The first coffee trees arrived from Cuba in 1779 and the first plantation was established in 1854 by English visionaries.
The exceptional climatic conditions of the Tarrazu region along with its rich terrain, produces a coffee with delightful fruity nuances. The ecosystem of the high valleys have been totally preserved and as such, created the ideal agro-climatic conditions. Crops take about 5 months to mature, from November to March. It coincides with Costa Rica’s dry season, which yields a more uniform maturity and a higher quality coffee berry. The dry season also allows the sun to be used for the drying the berries.