Costa Rica Tarrazu - Caraigres Community

Honeycomb, caramel apple, candied almond
$4.69 / lb $713.43 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Sep 2021
SKU P608267-1
  • 46 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Caraigres Community Coffee is produced in Ojo de Agua and Llano Bonito de Leon Cortez, on the slopes of the Caraigres mountain in the Los Santos Region, also known as Tarrazu. The region is rich in coffee culture, and almost every family has a strong history in coffee. This coffee is carefully produced and harvested on various farms of small producers, at an average altitude of 1750 masl. The predominant varieties are Caturra and Catuai. The production area is estimated at around 32 hectares with an annual production of SHB EP first quality of 275 bags. The coffee is delicately harvested by hand, and only the ripe cherries are picked. It is then transferred the same day to be processed by mechanical washing in an ecological mill, before finally laid to dry in African beds for 6 to 7 days. 

Country of Origin Costa Rica
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade CRI CA WA SHB
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Catuai
Region Tarrazu
Farm Name Caraigres Community Coffee
Growing Altitude 1750-1850m

History of Costa Rican Coffee 

Coffee came to Costa Rica as early as 1779 and within 50 years was generating more revenue than any other crop, but by the 1830’s they were growing more coffee than the ships heading south could take. And virtually no infrastructure existed for transporting even a small amount of green coffee to the east coast of Costa Rica (where London was a mere 5,000 miles away). The distribution woes of Costa Rican coffee producers reached the ears of an up-and-coming shipping magnate named William Le Lacheur in 1841 and on Christmas day, 1841 he sailed The Monarch into port at Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and thus began a long and mutually beneficial relationship. On one voyage to London in late in 1843, the Monarch carried more than half a million pounds of Costa Rican coffee.   

Growing Coffee in Costa Rica 

Coffee grows in eight coffee regions throughout Costa Rica. In the central and northern highlands where most specialty coffee is found, coffee grows from 1200-1700 meters. Ninety percent of Costa Rican coffee is grown by 50,000 farmers on less than 5 hectares. Although nearly all Costa Rican coffee is wet milled, the country produces a wide variety of honey processed coffee. Coffee is dried using both patios and mechanical dryers. Costa Rica grows Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Bourbon and Gesha. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Tarrazu
  • Farm Name Caraigres Community Coffee
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade CRI CA WA SHB
  • Growing Altitude 1750-1850m
  • Ctrm Region TARRAZU
  • Country of Origin Costa Rica
  • Warehouse The Annex
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  • CTRM Contract Number P608267-1