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Costa Rica - Dota Tarrazu

Coffees from Costa Rica vary widely depending on the species, region, and production method. The Tarrazu region produces some of the most highly-prized coffee in Costa Rica. It is home to a variety of subspecies of Arabica, which are combined to create an exceptionally well-rounded and rich cup. One particular valley, called Dota Tarrazu, receives a slightly different amount of sun and rain, which results in absolute top-tier beans. Recently a crop from this micro-region, from a subspecies of Arabica called Gesha, was a Cup of Excellence winner and much celebrated.

Our Grower

We source our Tarrazu coffee from an environmentally and socially responsible estate farm located in the Dota Tarrazu region, Down to Earth Farm. After visiting many farms and coffee mills in the area, we chose this grower because they are producing coffee of equal or better quality than many of the past award winners from the area... they just don't have the budget to enter the high-profile competitions.

The proprietor is a technical innovator who has improved upon even the very strict standards of the Costa Rica Board of Agriculture to produce coffee with zero negative environmental impact. He uses less water to wash the beans, so there is no no wash-off water to decaffeinate and cleanse before being released back into the environment.

From his coffee nursery recovering the heritage of the Villalobos compact Bourbon variety to his well-maintained sun-drying platforms, our grower sets new standards at every step. He harvests his coffee fruits at the peak of the harvest using multiple pickings to preserve the highest volume of the best coffee. He has also set new standards for regionally fair wages and charitable contributions to the community.

  • Catimor Cold Brew Coffee##for 8 oz##

    Catimor Cold Brew - new seasonal coffee

    $8.95

    Truly an inspired combination that is ideal for summer cold brew and iced coffee! We have blended two high-cupping specialty heirloom coffees in drastically different roast levels to make an exciting and incredibly aromatic... Learn more


  • Mason Pack Master Roast: Harlequin Nectar ##for 8 oz, fresh-packed in glass jar; 12 oz also available##

    Glass-Packed Master Roast: Costa Rica Harlequin Nectar

    $12.00

    Our most popular single-coffee gift! The Golden Bean USA award-winning coffee grown and specially processed for us. New packaging technique for ultimate freshness, better than vacuum pack. Our flagship Costa Rica Tarrazu... Learn more


  • Nectar Espresso infused with Coffee Cascara##for 8 ounces, espresso grind##

    Costa Rica Nectar infused with Cascara

    $8.95

    We don't know quite why this works, but after extensive Research and Development (and lots of caffeine ingested) we have come to the conclusion that these two coffee products are made for each other. The synergy of the parts... Learn more


  • Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Estate Coffee ##for 8oz##

    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Estate Coffee, roasted

    $7.95

    Our Dota Terrazu estate-grown coffee is the cream of the crop, the Arabica from our grower's home estate located in the premier Dota area, from Down To Earth Farm. Now a Silver & Bronze Medal Winner in the 2016 and 2017... Learn more


  • Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Estate Coffee ##for 8oz##

    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Nectar Coffee, roasted

    $9.25

    You've never tried coffee like this before! This is the new 2018 crop, just in. During the brief peak of the growing season, the coffee trees' sap is flowing with extra sugar, similar to what occurs during maple sugaring... Learn more


  • Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Villalobos Coffee ##for 8oz##

    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Villalobos Microlot Coffee

    $9.75

    Witness the rebirth of an heirloom Arabica cultivar! Our Costa Rican grower, Matias, has successfully brought the Villalobos variety of Arabica "back from the dead" with careful, dedicated, patient cultivation from new... Learn more


  • Costa Rica nectar Harlequin Roast K-cups ##for 12 Fresh-Cups##

    Fresh-Cups for Keurig: Costa Rica Nectar, 12-Pack

    $12.50

    Freshly roasted coffee in a Keurig-compatible cup? Impossible, they said! So we made our own. Our flagship Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu "Nectar" Arabica, freshly roasted every week and packed into specially designed,... Learn more


  • ##for 1 pound##

    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Villalobos, Unroasted, 1 lb

    $11.95

    Witness the rebirth of an heirloom Arabica cultivar! Our Costa Rican grower, Matias, has successfully brought the Villalobos variety of Arabica "back from the dead" with careful, dedicated, patient cultivation from new... Learn more


  • Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Nectar' Coffee, green unroasted ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Estate Nectar Coffee, green unroasted

    $10.95

    Our top selling green and roasted single origin for over 5 years. You've never tasted coffee like this! During the brief peak of the growing season, the coffee trees' sap is flowing with extra sugar, similar to what occurs... Learn more


  •  ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Estate Coffee, green unroasted

    $8.95

    Our Dota Terrazu estate-grown coffee is the cream of the crop, the Arabica from our grower's home estate located in the premier Dota area. Grown at the peak of the ridge, at 6000 feet or above, these beans are classified as... Learn more



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Costa Rica's Dota Tarrazu Region

"Tarrazu", like Champagne, is a restricted term that can only apply to the highly-prized coffees grown in one small mountainous region. With your help and ours, our Tarrazu coffee farmer is expanding his farm to the great benefit of the local people, the environment, and the coffee species. Learn more and browse our Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu coffees here.

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