We truly believe in direct and long-term relationships between roasters and producers, to ensure good quality coffee, quality of life and preservation of nature. Our latest partnership is with Joiner Alvarado in Costa Rica. The coffee he and his family produce, has been one of our favorites for the last couple of years, so you can imagine we are very happy to introduce this beautiful coffee to you.
Joiner and his family started this project 7 years ago. Their farm is located very close to “Cerro Chirripo”, which is the highest point in Costa Rica. The area where they are located is a very cold place and it was believed that coffee didn’t grow well at such low temperatures, however Joiner, his family and a lot of effort got very good results. They aim to improve every year, by planting new varieties and refining their processing methods.
We hope to visit them again at the beginning of next year. During our visits, we like to discuss ideas for the next harvest and arrange logistics, but also to catch up. For this year our Costa Rican friends made a washed coffee and because water usage is strictly regulated by the government, it’s very rare to taste a coffee produced by this method from this country.