Costa Rica

Coffee's Role in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is made up of beautiful, bustling landscapes that range from volcanoes and beaches to rainforests and mountains. With two sides of the country that border the ocean, its known for its long coast lines and high-altitude mountains, which deem the perfect condition for growing rich, delicious coffee.

Coffee was introduced to Costa Rica in 1798 and is now the country’s second largest commodity. Today, the country plays an important role in the industry as a whole, having proven their commitment to sustainability and quality over the years.

Regions & Cup Profile

The most famous coffee regions are Dota and Tarrazu, located high in the Talamanca Mountains. Premium Costa Rican coffee typically is made from the plant varietal Cattura, sometimes Catuai, and has a great body with a full and rich flavor profile. You can always tell a high-quality Costa Rican coffee from the fruitiness, bright acidity, and crisp and clean taste.

Harvest Period

November – February

Annual Productivity

1.5 million bags

Genetic Varieties

Typica, Cattura, Mundo Novo, Hibrido Tico, Geisha, Villalobos & Villa Sarchi

Growing Regions

Central Valley, Tres Rios, Turrialba, Brunca, Guanacaste, Tarrazu, Orosi & West Valley