Costa Rica

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Elemento gráfico origen café Costa Rica

Information about the production of coffee in Costa Rica

Main producing regions
Valle Occidental, Valle Central, and Pérez Zeledón
Most cultivated varieties
Catuai and Caturra
Regions with Designation of Origin
Traditional processing method
December to March
Annual export -60kg bags-
1,039 million bags approx.
Beginning of coffee cultivation
18th century
February to July
800 y 1.700 m.a.s.l
Vista panorámica de una plantación de café en las montañas de Costa Rica

Origin of green coffee

Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast. It has an area of 51,100 km² and more than 5.13 million inhabitants.

This country is considered one of the 15 most biodiverse countries in the world.
Among its main ecosystems we can find wetlands, mangroves, tropical forests -dry, tropical rainy and tropical humid-, paramo forests, reefs and cloud forests, the ecosystem that is created contributes to a good production of quality coffee. Mild temperatures remain constant in Costa Rica throughout the year, and theañosregions provide the perfect elevation for the development of coffee trees. The two well-defined seasons in the country – dry and rainy – help plants get enough water without becoming saturated. Throughout the year the temperatures only vary between ten degrees 17 and 28ºC (63 to 80ºF), the average rainfall in the coffee growing areas is between 800-1,700 meters above sea level and the average rainfall is between 2,000-3,000 millimeters.

In the country there are approximately 90,650 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of coffee, 100% arabica variety.The fertile soils of volcanic ash make the coffee beans of Cosa Rica have defined and deep flavors. defined and deep flavors.


Valle Occidental

Plantación de café en Valle Occidental

The coffee-growing region of Valle Occidental is located in the center of Costa Rica. In the region of Valle Occidental live 284,700 inhabitants and its surface area is approximately 1,853 km², Valle Occidental has 39 coffee growing districts, these districts are home to more than 4,870 families that are dedicated to coffee growing, in total in the region there are 21,650 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of coffee, the most cultivated Varietals in Valle Occidental are Caturra, Catuaí, Villa Sarchí and Villalobos. Valle Occidental is the 2nd largest coffee-growing region in Costa Rica

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