~Whole Bean Coffee~ Tasting Notes: Cocoa Powder, Toasted Almonds Grower: Hacienda Rio Negro Variety: Caturra, Catuai Region: Rio Negro, Southern Costa Rica Process: Handpicked, Washed, & Sundried Altitude: 1,100 to 1,250 m Soil: Volcanic Loam Grower Certifications: Rainforest Alliance
Sourced from the highest elevation farms in the Coto Brus region of Costa Rica. This area borders Panama to the south and nudges up against the largest rainforest preserve in Central America, Parque Nacional La Amistad. La Sonrisa is milled to precise specifications at Beneficio Rio Negro where we have complete control over the final preparations. Located in remote southern Costa Rica, the Rio Negro region enjoys a well-defined rainy season, which promotes optimal coffee flowering and high-quality production. This is an area rich in coffee culture, where producers are committed to quality and proud of what they produce. There are approximately 700 acres of coffee in production with most of the trees being the Catuai and Caturra variety. In 2001, Hacienda Rio Negro became the first farm in Costa Rica to become Rainforest Alliance Certified.