Costa Rican Hacienda La Amistad Coffee
Silky texture in a bright even cup. Sunshiny.
Roberto Montero of La Amistad is a model organic farmer. Located in the Southwest corner of Costa Rica, his plot is located within a 40,000 plus acre tract of unspoiled rainforest. The Pacific breezes and cloud cover give the coffee a dense hard bean. His farm is completely off the grid, he grows his own fruits and veggies, uses hydro-electric for power, and manages the coffee farm as a way to keep the surrounding rainforest untouched. He is also fully self-sufficient in his drying and milling. So much so that he provides support for the nearby smaller farms by bringing their coffee to market and ensuring they get a good price. Click here for our travelogue.
$14.45 – $72.25
I have been buying this coffee since it first came to market in 1993. In fact, the very first container would not have been shipped if it had not been for mine and a friendly competitors buying commitment.