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  • La Joya - Costa Rica
  • La Joya - Costa Rica

La Joya - Costa Rica



Product Description

La Joya - Costa Rica

Nougat | Almond | Apple 


Coffee Info

  • Country: Costa Rica 
  • Region: Llano Bonito de Leon Cortes, Tarrazu 
  • Farmers: Edwin Alvarado & Family 
  • Elevation: 1,750 meters above sea level 
  • Varietal: Caturra
  • Processing: Fully washed, sun dried on African beds 

“Our coffee is different from others in the area because of the way we know the climate and how we maintain our plants and equipment. We dedicate time to work the land to ensure soil nutrition, giving us good crops. Personal satisfaction and fair pricing is what motivates us to produce the quality we do. With our knowledge we are training other producers to improve their farms to get better results in quality and profit” – Kenneth Alfredo Alvarado

We discovered this small, family operation high in the mountains of the Tarrazu region when Poul Mark, Transcend’s Founder, visited the area in November of 2010. We’ve been buying coffee from Edwin Alvarado and his family ever since. Each year, his coffee has been a customer favourite. Unfortunately, over the last two years his trees produced a great deal of underdeveloped cherries. This was because his trees were getting old and tired, and it eventually required him to stump his trees down to reinvigorate them. This lead to a lean year for his family, because they didn’t have enough coffee to mill and sell directly. This year, he still doesn’t have enough coffee of his own to sell directly, so he’s purchased coffee from his father-in-law’s farm, which is higher up the mountain (1900 meters). This means his coffee is going to taste more like: nougat, apricot and almond with a crisp acidity. We’re so excited to be able to sell his coffee again and for many years to come


Green coffee drying on raised beds.


Transcend's Josh Hockin (second from right) with the Alvarado family, spring 2014.  


3 Generations of the Alvarado family with Green Buyer, Josh Hockin, and our friends from Cafe Rosso, spring 2015.


View from the La Joya Mill.


The gorgeous view from the La Joya farm.



Ripe coffee cherries collected after harvest.  


Green coffee, in parchment, ready to be prepped for export. 

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  1. Soapy Review Rating

    Posted by cdthebomb@hotmail.com on 14th Aug 2018

    My hubby and I were very disappointed with this coffee :( we found it to have a soap taste. We cleaned out all our press and coffee maker twice and still same taste, will not order this one again.

  2. one of the best tasting coffees Review Rating

    Posted by Larry Smith on 25th Dec 2015

    We had a cup and we were amazed ...got to order more of this stuff ...I mean Wow ,this is great coffee.!!

  3. La Joya Review Rating

    Posted by Marie Drolet on 1st Nov 2014

    Ce café porte si bien son nom...
    C'est définitivement mon préféré de la selection pour les méthodes d'extration douces.

    Très bel équilibre, ni trop acide, ni trop amer; un vrai régal!

  4. Favourite so far.... Review Rating

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Aug 2013

    This has been my favourite coffee to date. No bitterness, easy drinking, perfect start to the morning.

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