Farm: Tirra Estate
Producer: COOP Tarrazu R.L.
Country: Costa Rica
Micro Region: Tarrazu
We are extremely excited to bring a fresh crop Costa Rican to our catalogue!
Coop Tarrazu was founded in 1960 and has almost 5,000 members of which 33% are women. They have four agronomists on hand who regularly visit the members and over the last 15 years the number of producers has increased by 50% while the annual coffee production has increased by 70%. The co-op purchased Hacienda Tirra as a place to invest into coffee research and microlot production and 60% of the farm is now being used for coffee production and cultivation.
Currently, the co-op offers free seeds and soil analysis for the members as a way of encouraging reforestation in the local area and as a step towards long-term sustainability. They offer free housing to the seasonal workers during harvest times and also hold festivals as a way of engaging with the community and celebrating their cultural heritage.
This coffee is an absolute treat with notes of blackberry jam, black tea and honey.