After leaving El Salvador we headed south to Costa Rica in search of the Coopedota. Sustainable coffee under the Rainforest Alliance seal is the core of Coopedota efforts to motivate producers to conserve their ecosystems by protecting fertile soils, rivers and wildlife and improve quality of life for farm workers and their communities.
FAIR TRADE: In 2009, Coopedota opted for the fair trade certification which guarantees our buyers that the activities carried out in Coopedota are not only in harmony with the environment but that productivity and social responsibility are balanced both on the farm and in the coop.
C.A.F.E. PRACTICES (Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices): This certification, like Rain Forest Alliance, is based on soil conservation, conservation of water resources and flora and fauna conservation criteria generally in the coffee plantation. This certification stands out because it reinforces the social responsibility of the farm workers.
The Tarraz region is one of James favourite places, situated 1700m above sea level this was spectacular, and one of best FT coffees we had Cupped. Needless to say we agreed on a small shipment there and then and if all goes according to plan – this coffee should be landed with us very soon.
Costa Rica is an absolutely stunning country with lovely people who were rightly of both their heritage and their coffee crops. We drank some beautiful micro lots and were lucky to even have the last day on the beach after a morning’s fishing on one of the locals boat, James pulled 150 LB Sail Fish! Catching the sunset on the beach, it was the end to a perfect trip.