Origin: Parmichal De Acosta
Altitude: 1350-1450 metres above sea level
Flavours: Prune, Raspberry & Mollases
Cup Score: 86
Harvest: December - February
Importer: Keynote Coffee Importers
Where is it from?
Costa Rica is nestled in the heart of Central America and is as diverse as it is beautiful. This little country has it all – from mountains and volcanoes to rainforests that buzz with life and coastlines with great beaches and surf. With such an impressive landscape, combined with its stable government and relative safety compared to its Central American neighbours, Costa Rica is a well-established tourist destination, especially for U.S. travellers, and around 1.5 million visitors are drawn to its shores, forests and mountains each year.
The nation’s stability and forward-thinking governance mean Costa Rica has a much higher standard of living than its neighbours, making it a much more expensive country to visit or do business in. The coffee industry is well regulated by the national body Icafe. Under Icafe’s watchful eye, farmworkers are monitored and protected with minimum living standards and widely enforced minimum wages for all employees.
Hacienda San Ignacio is located in Palmichal, Acosta. It is a rural
community, where coffee is the main commercial activity.
Sitting at an altitude far above 1000 masl, the height has a direct
influence on the quality of the coffee. Known for speciality
production, the coffee from Hacienda San Ignacio are sweet
and fruity, with chocolate notes.
57% of the total area of Hacienda San Ignacio is
dedicated to the protection of forests. The coffee growing areas
are separated by large forests that maintain biological
corridors. For 7 years, the farm has been part of the forest
protection program of FONAFIFO-MINAE, which ECOM
is committed to protecting more than 156 hectares of forest.
The farm aims to reduce its agrochemicals and doesn't use insecticides making it bee friendly. Shade diversity is also very important for the biodiversity of the farm and San Ignacio plants many trees. The research and development that is carried out on the farm is transferred to other farms and farmers in order for them to improve the quality of their coffee and protect the environment.
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