Costa Rica is an origin steeped in coffee history. Their first export to England was in 1843 and coffee has been grown here since 1779. It remains central to their economy and today 90% of their coffee is exported, regions like Tarrazu are reliant on producing coffee.
Coffee is highly regulated in Costa Rica by ICafe, an NGO which regulates, researches and promotes the growth of Costa Rican coffee. These regulations have the aim of making the coffee industry fair for everyone in the supply chain and that they are paid a fair price for what they are doing, from the amount the pickers get paid to the price at which the coffee is sold for export. Therefore, Costa Rican coffee can be more expensive than in other origins, but that extra money is going towards improving quality of life.
Expect a delicately clean and balanced cup with praline and melon sweetness with notes of orange in the finish.