Harvest – September thru February
2010 Arabica Export Production = 1,193,035 60kg bags
Costa Rica has developed a mature well-regarded coffee industry and reputation for fine coffee. Unlike the majority of Columbian coffees, Costa Rican coffees are identified by the finca (farm) or estate from which they come. All Costa Rican coffees are wet processed and the standards established here are copied throughout the Americas. Most coffee is grown at a very high altitude of between 3,300 and over 3,900 feet. Strictly hard bean designation is reserved for coffee grown at over 3,900 feet elevation is primarily what we seek out here at Longbottom Coffee. The most famous coffee regions are Tarrazu, Tres Rios, Heredia, Alajuela and Volcan Poas.