Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu
$16.00 per 250g
Peach and buttery almond with sweet cocoa.
DOTA Cooperative is nestled in the verdant valley of the Tarrazu Region of Costa Rica, and famed for the rigour attended to quality from the terroir to the treatment of staff and producers and the environment.
Merilyn and I visited this Coop some years ago and found a homogenous community centred around the coffee production. Their pulping mills, fermentation tanks, sorting lines and silos are a myriad of bright colours in contrast to the normal visually boring association with traditional steel and rust colours of the mechanics of coffee processing.
CoopeDota is a well organised mill with a profound emphasis on quality controls and recognition of care for the farmers and the
precious crop. Dota has a great focus on sustainability accreditation and they have Carbon Neutral Certification on their coffees. So Jasper Coffee is double dipping here at reducing the carbon from our atmosphere.
The Coop was established in 1960 by local producers, designed to aid with financing, coffee processing and export through an economy of scale. It now has more than 900 members producing exemplary qualities of clean tasting coffees. Their vision has moved beyond coffee production to coffee tourism. They are one of the few producers in the World to organise tours across the farms along with cuppings and a café on site.
The coffee industry is burdened with the problem that young people no longer want to become coffee farmers. To overcome this attitude, Dota has established a coffee school focussing on fundamentals of coffee farming and processing and also barista training.
- Region; Santa Marta de Dota
- Grade; Strictly Hard Bean Premium (SHB)
- Altitude; 1500 – 1800 mt
- Varietal; Caturra and Catui with yellow Catui
- Soil; Volcanic rich in humous
- Process; Fully Washed
- Farm size; 10 hectares