My son Mike and I were cupping a few versions of this when suddenly he said, "Golden Honey Nut Coffee." So true. The high grown Costa Rican beans are well known for their sweetness, and we've roasted it medium light to take full advantage of its natural flavor.
This single origin offering is from the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Dota R.L. At current count, there are 769 member farms. Their recent community projects have centered on compost, recycling, and waste management.
If you don't have translation features on your browser, try this link to view an English language video from their website. I particularly enjoyed watching the pulping and processing details, and there is a nice overview of their social objectives.
This coffee carries the Rainforest Alliance certification. From their website: "The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior." As a roaster, I strongly support certifications based on a range of factors: sustainability, fair treatment, and a forward looking mission.
Costa Rica, Heaven on Earth: