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Costa Rica Cafe Vida – Archived

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Costa Rica
West Valley
Washed
Balanced and soft with toffee, cherry, lime and cane sugar flavor.
Medium/Dark (Full City Roast)

Costa Rica is the second smallest nation in Central America. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, the name means “Beautiful Coast”. Famous for it’s democratic government and peaceful political tradition, Costa Ricans are also proud of their educational system. Approximately 90% of the people are literate: one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
Coffee was first introduced to Costa Rica in 1808 by Cuba. At the time, the country was in desperate need of an exportable and taxable crop. Coffee now accounts for one-quarter of the country’s income from exports, placing it first on the list of commercial crops which also include bananas, sugar cane, tobacco, cotton and cocoa.
Costa Rica produces about 2.6 million bags of washed Arabica coffee from over thirty thousand farms, ranging in size from a few acres to several thousand acres. The coffee is grown primarily in the Meseta Central, the countryside surrounding the capital. The central plateau is surrounded by rugged mountains, including several volcanoes, two of which are still active.
Four of the famous coffee didtricts are San Marcos de Tarrazu, Tres Rios, Heredea and Alajuela. Grown on both the Atlantic and Pacific slopes, the altitudes range from 1600 to 5500 feet. Pacific growth comes in four grades. Strictly Hard Bean (SHB), accounting for nearly 40% of the crop, is the top grade, indicating coffee grown above 3900 feet. The next grade is Good Hard Bean (GHB), indicating coffee grown from 3300 to 3900 feet, followed by the Hard Bean (HB) and Medium Hard Bean (MHB). Atlantic growth is graded by altitude as well, titled as high grown, medium grown and low grown Atlantic.
Costa Rica beans are usually identified by where the bean is grown, the name of the estate or farm (finca), or by the name of the cooperative where they are processed. The typically bluish, well-polished beans make a classically complete coffee. Cost Rican coffee has a well-balanced body, flavor and acidity, creating a wonderfully clean and flavorful cup.

Cafe Vida is a signature Cafe Imports offering, capturing the classic characteristics of a washed Costa Rican coffee, suitable for both blending and as an accessible and crowd-pleasing single-origin option. As with our other signature coffees, Cafe Vidais sourced based on quality and profile, and carries limited or no traceability.


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