La Amistad (the "Friend") is located in Coto Brus, a canton in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica and is owned by Roberto Montero, a third generation coffee farmer. Roberto's grandfather first traveled to the area in the early 1900s as part of a team surveying the border between Costa Rica and the newly formed country of Panama. Roberto's grandfather later purchased over 10,000 hectares (24,710 acres) of land and began to cultivate coffee. The family has returned more than 6,000 hectares of land to the government of Costa Rica for the preservation of La Amistad International Park, the largest natural reserve in Central America.
Roberto's commitment to organic farming pairs harmoniously with his commitment to his community. During the coffee harvest, they provide housing and free access to medical care for the seasonal pickers, because most are indigenous people from Panama who come to La Amistad with their entire family. Roberto also takes pride in his ability to provide more than 100 full-time jobs to his neighbors from Las Mellizas.
And we take pride in offering our customers this exceptional coffee from the La Amistad estate in Costa Rica.
where: La Amistad Estate, Costa Rica
notes: hints of brown sugar and milk chocolate with orange citrus. Medium body with nice natural sweetness.
roast profile: medium
Certified Fair Trade / Organic / Rainforest Alliance